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Check For St Ds
I'm getting a serology test to check my immunity before i go on work placement. Can i ask them to check for STDs in the same test?
No: The work placement tests for communicable diseases that you can pass on by ordinary contact such as talking to people or even shaking hands. Sexually transmitted disease, for which std stands for, are not included in the category of ordinary contact. It would take considerable more contact to pick those up and thus, are generally not included in pre-employment panel. ...Read more
Indirectly for some: Pap smears test for abnormal cervical cells— dysplasia or metaplasia—which lead to biopsies. Any std that causes such changes in the cervical cells, such as hpv, will thus be indirectly tested for. Generally, there are other tests for most stds: culture, wet prep, smear of discharge, blood tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gonorrhea, Chlamydia: If there is a concern for a STD, testing specifically for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia should be done without delay. The tests will become positive immediately after exposure and treatment can begin without delay. Delayed treatment can result in tubal pregnancy or tubal sterilization. Tests for viruses (HIV, HSV, HBV) will have to be scheduled according to their varying incubation periods. ...Read more
STDs/STIs: The chlamydia testing is quite sensitive. If you have had no exposure to chlamydia since your last chlamydia test, you will be negative. If there is any question, please have the test repeated. ...Read more