Sexual Health Blood Test
Screening test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B and C
What is this test?
A sexual health blood test detects sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B, and C. Syphilis and HIV blood tests are used for screening purposes, while the early diagnosis of HIV allows for timely medical intervention, initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and appropriate counseling and support. Hepatitis B and C blood tests are used to detect the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the bloodstream.
How long does it take?
The test turnaround is 24 hours.
Type of sample
What is included in this test
Sexual Health Screening Markers
This sexual health screening offers a thorough testing for multiple significant sexually transmitted infections. It covers HIV 1&2, along with the p24 Antigen, markers for Hepatitis B and C, and antibodies related to Syphilis. The tests are designed to detect the presence of these infections early, allowing for timely treatment and reducing the risk of complications.
The benefits of this blood test
- Check for common sexually transmitted diseases (STIs)
- Receive GP doctor support
- Get lifestyle advice
Sexual Health Screening
Regular STI blood tests are important for sexually active individuals and those with multiple partners. Screening identifies asymptomatic infections for early treatment.
New Sexual Partner
When starting a new sexual relationship or if you have had unprotected sex with a new partner, it is recommended to undergo STI blood tests. This helps ensure both you and your partner's sexual health and can prevent the transmission of infections.
Signs & Symptoms
If you experience any symptoms of STIs, such as unusual discharge, sores, pain while urinating, itching, or pelvic pain, get tested. Not all STIs show symptoms, so it's important to get regular screenings.
Previous STI Diagnosis
If you have had an STI before, it's important to get regular blood tests to monitor your infection status and ensure treatment is effective.
It may be recommended to do an STI blood test if you're planning to conceive or are pregnant. Some STIs can be transmitted to your child during pregnancy or childbirth. Early detection and treatment can protect you and your baby.
Prioritise open communication and mutual STI testing with your partner to ensure trust and well-being.
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