STD Home Testing: STDcheck Review
There are a lot of reasons why you may choose for a home testing kit for your STD checkup. First of all, many people do not find comfortable visiting a doctor if they only doubt that they have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Sometime, it may not be a question of doubt at all. It may well be that you are starting on a new relationship and you and your partner want to have an STD checkup done to ensure that everything is okay and none of you are at high risk of STD.
These are times when private STD testing comes handy. With most private STD home kits, all you need to do is collect your urine or blood sample and mail it to a lab and your results will be mailed back to you in a few days’ time. So, there is no paperwork, appointment, or waiting involved. More importantly, results of your tests from your home test kits won’t be sent to your medical insurer and accordingly, tests and the results will not be registered on your medical records.
Chlamydia Home Testing
In case of certain STDs, such as syphilis or herpes, which often show early and clear symptoms, home test kits may not be too practical. Since in such cases, you’ll need to be treated by a doctor irrespective of the results. On the other hand, home tests make much more sense in an STI such as Chlamydia which also happens to be one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the US. More importantly, however, although there are certain symptoms which are associated with Chlamydia, these symptoms are not too clear and can result from completely other types of diseases. In addition, Chlamydia symptoms never appear at early stages of the disease. All of these make Chlamydia home testing much more practical and sensible.
STD check Review
Now, we have mentioned home testing kits offered by different brands and nation-wide labs. And STDcheck test kits will rank right at the top among such products when it comes to reliability, the accuracy of results and overall trustworthiness. Now, one point of difference of STDcheck from other similar products is that when you buy a kit, you will need to visit one of their testing centers to hand over the blood or urine sample. Which means that you cannot collect the sample at home and ship it to the lab.
Apart from this, everything is pretty convenient. The clinic has more than 4,500 testing centers all across the US, so it’ll never be difficult for you to find a testing center near your home. Once you have ordered a kit online or via phone, you may, if you prefer, visit the testing center that very day. You will be required to fill no forms, there is no waiting involved. All you’ll need to do is hand over the sample to the lab and the results will be emailed to you in 1-2 days and all of these will be done in the most discreet manner.
You can either go for STDcheck’s 10-panel kit (priced at $198) which includes the Hepatitis A test (a rarity among other similar ‘panel kits’) or opt for individual tests. Depending on the disease, you can expect an accuracy level of 95%-99% with STDcheck.