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How expensive is STD testing?

How expensive is STD testing?

Cheaper than infecti: Cheaper than dealing with the outcomes from the infection. For instance - a pap smear looking for the outcomes of hpv - cancer or its precursors - may cost a couple hundred bucks. Dealing with cancer costs 10's or 100's of thousands! most insurances will cover the cost and if not, health depts and clinics offer low cost testing and care. ...Read more

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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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How accurate is STD screening?

How accurate is STD screening?

Very: Depends on which test you are speaking about... Culturebtesting for fonnorhea, chlamydia or herpes are extremely accurate, and urine or swab testing for bacterial dna for those are also very accurate. Hiv testing always has confirmatoey testing if the screen is positive and that is extremely accurate. ...Read more

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How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

Here are some ...: In the US, whatever approved by its FDA & marketed is considered to be reasonably safe, effective, & accurate although some frauds may still exist. But in comparison, that is best we can come by due to its highest transparency; of course, nothing is perfect and behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know. So, NAAT testing is good enough for daily use. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get tested for stds?

How much does it cost to get tested for stds?

Depends where you: Go and what tests you wnat done, because stds are diagnosed by vaginal culture and others are diagnosed by blood work, if you want to call my office my staff can give you a self pay discounted price for std testing depending on what you want done, the usual vaginal ones would be hpv, gonor., chlamy. Usual blood ones would be rpr, hepatitis a, b, c and HIV screening, my offcie # 954-755-9311 cs, fl. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cvs DNA testing to harm my pregnancy?

Is it possible for cvs DNA testing to harm my pregnancy?

CVS: There is a risk associated with chorionic villus sampling. Ask your doctor about the miscarriage rate with CVS at your hospital, as well as your individual risk of having a child with a genetic disease. ...Read more

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Is herpes testing required for ivf?

Is herpes testing required for ivf?

Generally not: Some clinics will test herpes 1 and 2 prior to doing ivf. We do not because it does not effect the procedure or outcome of ivf. It does however effect the mode of delivery and if you have an active genital herpes infection then delivery would need to be by c/s. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it cheaper and more reliable to get a tuvalu reversal or ivf?

Is it cheaper and more reliable to get a tuvalu reversal or ivf?

IVF is preferrable: Whilte some certain types of tubaligation can be reversed surgically, current ivf success rates suggest that for almost everyone ivf is the procedure of choice. ...Read more

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What is molecular testing for herpes ?

What is molecular testing for herpes ?

Trying to find virus: Molecular testing usually means a test that looks for actual fragments of the virus. For example, a test to detect traces of actual herpes virus dna (such as from a swab of a suspicious broken skin sore) would likely show a positive result if herpes viruses are in the sore. Contrast that to a herpes igg positive blood test, which merely says the person has had herpes sometime during her life. ...Read more

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How accurate is patch testing for allergies?

How accurate is patch testing for allergies?

Pretty good: Patch testing is evaluating contact dermatitis. It is a pretty accurate means to look for specific contactants that cause contact derm. Remember however, not all rashes are contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Do all hospitals offer DNA testing and is it expensive?

Do all hospitals offer DNA testing and is it expensive?

Seldom on site: Most general hospitals do not operate labs with the sophisticated equipment needed to do specific dna testing. If the issue comes up, generally they can collect a specimen & send it out to a specialty lab for analysis. Some of the major lab chains have office sites where they will obtain specimens for this service. Check with your dr for the local process. ...Read more

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How is fertility test done for guys?

How is fertility test done for guys?

Semen analysis: Semen analysis (sperm count and other factors such as motility) is the most basic to evaluation of male factor in fertitilty. ...Read more

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Which is the best way too get tested for chlamydia ? Pee test or pap test or both?

Which is the best way too get tested for chlamydia ? Pee test or pap test or both?

Both are effective: The new tests available are effective for testing for chlamydia in the urine. If you can tolerate a pelvic exam however it is probably beat to have the pelvic exam so the physician can visualize your cervix and see the extent of your infection. ...Read more

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How much is melanoma testing generally?

How much is melanoma testing generally?

Depends on test: A general physical examination may the only thing needed, if no suspicious lesions are noted and the cost would be of a visit. If a suspicious lesion is noted and needs biopsy then the costs include the cost of surgical procedure and diagnostic work up by pathology. ...Read more

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Is it possible to obtain a prescription through an STD testing facility?

Is it possible to obtain a prescription through an STD testing facility?

Contact facility: Each facility is different regarding the variety of medical services provided. I would contact the individual facility to find out. ...Read more

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How accurate is a genova allergy panel?

How accurate is a genova allergy panel?

Save your money: If you are talking about igg antibodies for food allergy, save your money. Only ige antibodies correlate with true food allergy. Most people with lactose or carbohydrate intolerance do not have food allergies. ...Read more

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I have used someone's condom for masturbation.is there any risk? so much worried..gone for HIV testing and negative..second time testing is required?

I have used someone's condom for masturbation.is there any risk? so much worried..gone for HIV testing and negative..second time testing is required?

More info needed: It is not clear from your question whether you were exposed to someone else's semen. If so, a repeat HIV tests should be done after the exposure at regular intervals until 6 months have passed from the exposure of concern. ...Read more

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What is a naat HIV test? Is it accurate?

What is a naat HIV test? Is it accurate?

NAAT HIV testing: Again you keep asking about antibody testing. It is accurate if enough time has passed for the body to create potential antibodies. Usually up to twelve weeks after exposure. But tests after twelve weeks will of course be accurate. It is just mind blowing that anyone is offering you these tests when there is a 100% accurate test that does not require such a length of waiting. ...Read more

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How beneficial is it to get a genetic test? Is it worth paying for one?

How beneficial is it to get a genetic test? Is it worth paying for one?

Using this site: To get the most out of your submissions you need to follow some basics. You describe a problem and give background information. You then include a clear question related to the background info you submit. Questions without context are to vague to answer. You are welcome to start over but provide specifics. Your posts are never linked & we cannot view uploads to your personal file. ...Read more

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Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Cheap compared to...: If the diagnosis is missed, the price is your life. Period. If you have a dominant mass in your breast, get seen. We're all trapped in the same dysfunctional health care system, but we're here for those who can pay, and those who cannot. ...Read more

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How much does an STD treatment cost?

How much does an STD treatment cost?

Depends on the STD: That depends on which std you have. If money is a concern, go to your local health department or std clinic. ...Read more

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How expensive is STD testing?

Cheaper than infecti: Cheaper than dealing with the outcomes from the infection. For instance - a pap smear looking for the outcomes of hpv - cancer or its precursors - may cost a couple hundred bucks. Dealing with cancer costs 10's or 100's of thousands! most insurances will cover the cost and if not, health depts and clinics offer low cost testing and care. ...Read more

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How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

Here are some ...: In the US, whatever approved by its FDA & marketed is considered to be reasonably safe, effective, & accurate although some frauds may still exist. But in comparison, that is best we can come by due to its highest transparency; of course, nothing is perfect and behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know. So, NAAT testing is good enough for daily use. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

False Positive test: HsV 1 (cold sores on the mouth) blood tests cross react with HSV 2 ( genital herpes) blood tests. Leading to false positive tests and mental anguish . Herpes cultures can only be done when you have a active genital herpes outbreak. Not screening. ...Read more

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I had STD testing, but the result was indeterminate specimen. What do you mean by that?

I had STD testing, but the result was indeterminate specimen. What do you mean by that?

Spec wasn't good: The specimen submitted could not be tested adequately to derive dependable results. When a test comes back from the lab like this, it needs to be repeated. ...Read more

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How would I be able to find a place that has free and confidential STD testing for teens?

How would I be able to find a place that has free and confidential STD testing for teens?

Dept of Health: A few places to check: local department of health, call your local hospital, or look up public health clinics. Also ask any local md office for advice on where to go. ...Read more

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I had unsafe sex 2 years ago. Had STD testing done 2 years later everything negative. How do I move past the STD worrying? Everything was negative!

STD: If you were negative then, chances are that you are free and clear. If you want to move on, you could repeat all now and confirm that you are still negative. ...Read more

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Does STD testing hurt?

In most cases, no: In general for most screening, urine testing and bloodtests are all that is required. In certain circumstances further testing may be required. ...Read more

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How much can STD testing cost?

How much can STD testing cost?

Depends: There are lots of things that could be tested for including aids, syphyllis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitits, hpv, etc. Might need samples from mouth, vagina and anus. You can't test yourself very easily, you need swabs of body parts and blood tests to do it all. Cash paying customers frequently can get a discount. Uninsured patients might be able to get free testing from the health department. ...Read more

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Do insurance companies cover STD testing?

Do insurance companies cover STD testing?

Yes.: They absolutely do. I haven't heard of one not covering std testing. If you have a high deductible, there may be an out of pocket cost for you however. ...Read more

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What types of things could return false positives in STD testing?

Lupus, old age...: False-positive syphilis screens are common in older folks and especially in lupus; that's why we follow up. The herpes antibody blood tests are notoriously unreliable. Interpreting microbiology smears requires expertise; i once had to defend a bogus "child abuse" case in which a pediatrician mistook chickenpox for gonorrhea based on his ignorance interpreting a lab test. ...Read more

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Which different STD testing should I get done that are the most accurate?

Which different STD testing should I get done that are the most accurate?

Several: Blood tests include the vdrl for syphillis, hepatitis testing, and HIV testing among others. Cervical cultures for gonorrhea and chlamydia are also indicated. A pap smear using liquid cytology can also test for hpv and gonorrhea and chlamydia. Your healthcare provider can arrange for all the necessary tests.. ...Read more

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I don’t have insurance, is there a way I can get STD testing for free or cheap?

I don’t have insurance, is there a way I can get STD testing for free or cheap?

Yes.: Many cities have "std clinics" that offer free or low cost testing. Planned parenthood does as well. Federally qualified health centers are low cost places to get medical care (including std testing). Usually it takes some google searching. If you wanted to bypass a clinic directly, there are numerous websites that offer std testing for about $150. (privatemdlabs.Com, stdtestexpress.Com). ...Read more

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I urinated 30 minutes before giving a sample for STD testing. Does this reduce effectivness of amp test?

No: The test for gonorrhea and chlamydia consists of a swab taken from the urethra. The test usually consists of a dna probe which is very sensitive and specific. Therefore urination does not effect its detection if the specimen is taken properly from the urethra. ...Read more

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From a medical perspective, is it enough to ask new partner about prior STD testing, or must both partners get new complete 11-disease STD panels?

From a medical perspective, is it enough to ask new partner about prior STD testing, or must both partners get new complete 11-disease STD panels?

Ideally, yes, but...: The world or environment is not perfect. Even so, there is still no guaranty since internal environments of individuals widely vary from time to time along their path of life. So, delving into some understanding of life reality could immensely help as detailed in articles in Beasics for Life Reality.. in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Seek counseling timely. ...Read more

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Would my insurance cover the bill for STD testing having only to pay 15dollar co-pay?If i don't know what STD I should be looking for is there a standard STD test that covers everything?

Would my insurance cover the bill for STD testing having only to pay  15dollar co-pay?If i don't know what STD I should be looking for is there a standard STD test that covers everything?

Hard to say...: It's hard to say what your insurance will cover without knowing your plan. However, if you are concerned about std's you can also check with your local health department, in many places there are free clinics that cover these services (check http://hivtest.Cdc.Gov) there is not a single standard std test, but individual tests for hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, etc. ...Read more

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Do urologists do STD testing?

Any doctor can: Any doctor can diagnose stds. The cdc has excellent information on stds at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.Htm and added links from this webpage. ...Read more

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Could the STD testing list include hiv?

Could the STD testing list include hiv?

Yes,but: In some states you must agree i writing for HIV testing. Routine testing may exclude or include the test.I would just ask the staff. ...Read more

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Is it possible to obtain a prescription through an STD testing facility?

Contact facility: Each facility is different regarding the variety of medical services provided. I would contact the individual facility to find out. ...Read more

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