How to Test For STD? Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STD - (on May 26, 2015 02:37 AM)

How to Test For STD - Getting tested for STDs can be a hassle for people who are not familiar with the process of how to test for STD. This and the fact that STDs are a worldwide epidemic highlight the importance of a need to create awareness in people about how to test for STD.


 

This can be helpful for people by letting them keep a regular check on their health by getting tested for STDs regularly which is the easiest way to prevent the dire consequences of many STDs and that too with the peace of mind because they will be familiar with the process of how to test for STD. Here we share information about how to test for STD. This information can help you to save time and money by avoiding unnecessary health tests and will also make you familiar with the process of how to test for STD.

 

 

How To Test For STD?

People who do not have medical knowledge cannot test themselves for STDs. STDs tests can only be administered by a doctor or a health care professional. STD testing can be done through four different ways. They are;

 

 

Examination Of The Body:

The doctor performs an examination of the body for this STD test. For this the doctor may examine the genitals, anus and throat (in men) and pelvis, anus and throat (in women) for any signs and symptoms of STDs such as warts, sores and rashes.

 

 

Testing The Blood Sample:

The health care provider performs a test on the blood sample for this STD test. For this they need to take a blood sample of the infected person. The blood samples are collected either with a needle or by a prick to draw blood drops.

 

 

Testing The Urine Sample:

The health care provider performs a test on a urine sample for this STD test. For this they will ask the infected person to urinate in a cup or glass to collect the sample and perform tests on that urine sample.

 

 

Swab Test For STDs:

This type of STD test involves collection of penile and vaginal discharge, tissue, cell or saliva samples through a swab. Tests are performed on these sample.

 

 

Note:

Sometimes two or more of the above mentioned tests need to be performed to make a diagnosis. While some tests have immediate results (diagnosis) sometimes samples need to be sent to the laboratory for detailed testing in which case the results may come after a few days or weeks.

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