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How long does it usually take to get your STD urine test results?

How long does it usually take to get your STD urine test results?

24-48 hours: Some labs may send the report via mail, so the report may be done, but has not arrived at your dr's office yet, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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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 long does it take to get results back from an STD test?

How long does it take to get results back from an STD test?

Variable: Gonnorhea or chlamydia can be urine tested after 2-3 days, syphilis or hpv when sore or lesion develops, can be weeks, blood tests take time because there have to be organism or antibodies develop, i.E hiv/aids or syphilis. Early tests can give both false positive & false negative results. Later testing much more reliable. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results back from an STD test I gave?

Depends on the test: Was it a culture blood work or pap, the person or office I always tell my pts about how long it should be when I do testing in my office call them up you should not have to be asking that? On this website. ...Read more

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How long until I get my STD test results?

How long until I get my STD test results?

Depends: Depends on what tests were done and where they were sent to be interpreted. Most tests, however, will be back for sure within a couple of days. Some may be sent out to an outside lab and take longer. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get results of an STD test?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get results of an STD test?

Depends: Gonnorhea or chlamydia can be urine tested after 2-3 days, syphilis or hpv when sore or lesion develops, can be weeks, blood tests take time because there have to be organism or antibodies develop, i.E hiv/aids or syphilis. Early tests can give both false positive & false negative results. Later testing much more reliable. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to get an STD test that will show good results?

How long do you have to wait to get an STD test that will show good results?

Depends: Various STDs have various incubation periods. Your best bet is to be seen and tested asap, and the repeat the test every few months. ...Read more

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How long do the STD tests take for the results? And how long is the actual STD test?

How long do the STD tests take for the results? And how long is the actual STD test?

Depends on the test: Different tests take different amounts of time to get results back. For example, chlamydia tests are usually back the next day. Rapid HIV test results are ready within 20-40 minutes. Other tests for syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes take different times. ...Read more

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How long do STD test results come back in ontario? Tested aug 29, haven't heard back sept 9

How long do STD test results come back in ontario? Tested aug 29, haven't heard back sept 9

Std test: Normally the result should have been back already, I do not know how fast result turn out is in canada, but here in the states the turn out is very quick, by any event you should contact your doctor if you don't here from him/ her. ...Read more

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Could I get same day STD test results during a pap smear?

Could I get same day STD test results during a pap smear?

Not from the pap: There are some tests than can give you same day std results. But usually the gonorrhea/chlamydia test that is part of many pap smears takes longer to run. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Waiting on HIV/STD test results. Missed the call from dr, they only tried contacting me once. I'm so scared. Bad sign? Why wouldn't they make sure to get hold of me and call my other contact number

Waiting on HIV/STD test results. Missed the call from dr, they only tried contacting me once. I'm so scared. Bad sign? Why wouldn't they make sure to get hold of me and call my other contact number

Offices are busy: And they have lots of patients to contact. They are not going to leave sensitive information like that (good or bad) on an answering machine. Most offices call back with both positive results and negative results. Call them back and somebody should be able to give you the message they were trying to give you. ...Read more

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How could planned parenthood give STD test results?

How could planned parenthood give STD test results?

Unclear question: If you visit planned parenthood and request a test for stds, they may accommodate you if you agree to be tested, usually by testing urine, blood and pap smear. ...Read more

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How long do STD test take to come back?

How long do STD test take to come back?

Depends: On the test. Most tests are back within hours to days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how planned parenthood give STD test results?

Can you tell me how planned parenthood give STD test results?

Call and ask them!: Most clinics -- whether Planned Parenthood or public health STD clinics -- expect patients to telephone for their test results. Some may send results by text or email if requested. The clinic may try to contact you if a test is positive, but not for negative results. It varies widely -- one PP clinic may do it different than the next. If you have been tested and aren't sure, call them! ...Read more

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How long after being exposed to herpes can I get an accurate STD test?

How long after being exposed to herpes can I get an accurate STD test?

Herpes: The best way to test for herpes anymore is blood testing. One must always know there previous results before testing for a new infection. The IgM antibody test can pick up a new infection by three to six weeks after exposure. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way one sex partners Std test results come back positive and the other partner test negative? Could it be a false test?

Is there any possible way one sex partners Std test results come back positive and the other partner test negative? Could it be a false test?

Lots of reasons: Depending on the specific STD, the first person tested might have a false positive, or the second a false negative result. Maybe partner not infected yet, if other partners involved. Most STDs are cured over time by the immune system, so the partner might have self cured. Or took an antibiotic, either for the STD or something else. Both partners should be treated, including the one with neg test. ...Read more

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How long will you have to wait after sex/sex related things to get a STD test?

How long will you have to wait after sex/sex related things to get a STD test?

Variable: Gonnorhea or chlamydia can be urine tested after 2-3 days, syphilis or hpv when sore or lesion develops, can be weeks, blood tests take time because there have to be organism or antibodies develop, i.E hiv/aids or syphilis. Early tests can give both false positive & false negative results. Later testing much more reliable. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex with six men in one night. How long should I wait to get STD test?

Had unprotected sex with six men in one night. How long should I wait to get STD test?

One week: See a doctor or clinic that evaluates and treats STD's (your MD, public health clinics, Planned Parenthood clinics) ASAP after exposure to consider preventive treatment, especially if high risk sexual partners. Testing can first be done at 1 week to determine if you were infected but may need to be repeated again. Learn and practice safe sex techniques for prevention over long run. ...Read more

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Just got my test results back from my HIV and STD test and all of them were non reactive what does that mean?

Just got my test results back from my HIV and STD test and all of them were non reactive what does that mean?

That means: That you did not get infected by HIV within the test window and you do not have the particular sexual transmitted disease that was tested for. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get a HIV and STD test? I only had vaginal sex with a women for my first time ever.

How long should I wait to get a HIV and STD test? I only had vaginal sex with a women for my first time ever.

Don't wait: Go see your family doc, planned parenthood (yes, even for men), or county health/std clinic for testing now. Then repeat testing in a few months while avoiding unprotected sex during this period of time (safe sex is ok). ...Read more

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I heard that herpes or any STDs take a few months or even a year for symptoms to show up. Would a STD test result still be accurate then?

I heard that herpes or any STDs take a few months or even a year for symptoms to show up. Would a STD test result still be accurate then?

Mixed bag: Gc-make u run to doctor. As a female you can have concealed shyphilis, hpv, herpes, chlamydia, trichomonas. Hiv, hepatitis b, c. ...Are late bloomers, like 6 wks to 6 m. Few other characters are there also. Pick a healthy partner.....To be safe, maintain monogamous activity. ...Read more

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Hi, I had an oral sex (i recived it) & im not sure if she was infected or not. How long it takes for any STDs to appear? When should ido STD test?

Hi, I had an oral sex (i recived it) & im not sure if she was infected or not. How long it takes for any STDs to appear? When should ido STD test?

Oral sex ; STDs: Chlamydia and ginorrhea usually show symptoms within five days of exposure. Oral sex is a high risk for these two common stds.

I always point out in these questions that there are twelve common stds. Sexually active adults need or should know their names and how they are prevented and when to test. ...Read more

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How long does each type of STD testing results take to come in? My bf said he was negative the same day he was tested could he be lying? Gonorrhea

How long does each type of STD testing results take to come in? My bf said he was negative the same day he was tested could he be lying? Gonorrhea

Most within 24 hrs.: Most standard std testing results can be obtained within 24 hours depending on the labs availability with the exception of syphilis testing which can take up to 1 week. ...Read more

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Are all std diseases tested by default when std test is requested? And why /which tests take 3 weeks?? I'm confused as some results cam back already

Not all STDs tested: Not all STDs are normally included in STD testing. Standard testing usually is for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV. These results usually are available within a week (often within a day or two). Routine STD testing usually does not include herpes, HPV, trichomonas, or others unless there are symptoms that suggest them. ...Read more

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What STD test to get? After 1st time sex (vaginal sex with a girl). And when to take it to be accurate? Need a little guidance here please. Guide me...

What STD test to get? After 1st time sex (vaginal sex with a girl). And when to take it to be accurate? Need a little guidance here please. Guide me...

You need a good Doc: As mentioned before you need to get a doctor you trust who is non-judgmental and an expert in sex and sexually transmitted diseases.

You need to be tested for herpes. There are two type. You need to be vaccinated for both hepatitis a and b.

If you have no penile discharge or other symptoms it is unlikely for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but it is now past time to get tested.

Hiv testing at 6 mos. ...Read more

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Could taking antibiotics a week or two before affect STD test results?

Could taking antibiotics a week or two before affect STD test results?

Yes for some STDs: Some antibiotics are active against chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and could cure the infection, making the test negative. Even worse, it might suppress the infection so the test is negative, but not cure it. However, antibiotics have no effect on viral STDs like herpes, HPV, and viral hepatitis. On the other hand, if you are at risk, don't delay testing because of this. ...Read more

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Are STD test results at the 3 month mark too early and in accurate? My doctor says 3 months is still too early and he says 6 months is accurate?

STD Testing: This question is too broad. There are 12 common stds. Some are symptomatic by day three or four and some take months to show up. Please re-ask this question with more specifics. ...Read more

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When you go to the doctors and get STD and pregnancy testings do they tell you the results of the STD test there? Or they call you in a few days?

When you go to the doctors and get STD and pregnancy testings do they tell you the results of the STD test there? Or they call you in a few days?

STD Testing: It all depends on the test. In general most stds are not diagnosed the same day. There is usually a way to meet or communicate lab results at another time. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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