Our STD Testing Options

Chlamydia Testing Options

Testing for chlamydia at one of our D.C Metro Testing Facilities is easy and painless, requiring a small urine sample. The urine test is based on amplification of the DNA present in Chlamydia trachomatis, the bacteria which causes Chlamydia. The test is called Chlamydia Nucleic Acid Amplification test, which is currently the preferred method of testing.

Gonorrhea Testing Options

Testing for Gonorrhea is easy and painless at one of our Local D.C Metro Testing Facilities requiring only a small urine sample. The urine test for gonorrhea is called the Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAAT). The advantage to molecular testing is that they are generally more sensitive and specific than conventional culture and can therefore identify more positive specimen.

HIV Testing Options

Testing for HIV is quick and easy, requiring only a small blood sample. An antibody test is the most common type of test used to diagnose HIV in individuals and is confirmed by Western Blot. This test is 99.9% accurate.

If you had a recent exposure we do offer HIV early detection test to find out more please call 202-578-7278.

Syphilis Testing Options

The Sypilis RPR test is the most common test administered and is done so with a small blood sample. This test detects the presence of syphilis antibodies. For positive results D.C metro testing centers perform a confirmation test using the Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody. The confirmation test can allow us to identify whether the positive syphilis test result is from current or past infection.

Hepatitis C Options

Hepatitis C requires small blood sample which uses the Hepatitis C Antibody test with Reflex to HCV RIBA. Anti-HCV test detects the presence of antibodies to the virus, indicating exposure to Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis B Options

Testing for Hepatitis B is quick and painless, requiring only a small blood sample. The blood test for Hepatitis B currently is the Hepatits B Surface Antigen (HbaAg) with reflex confirmation. This test frequently identifies symptoms before they appear.

Herpes Testing Options

Herpes testing is quick and painless, requiring a small blood sample. There are no test preparations necessary. Herpes simplex testing is performed to identify an acute herpes infection or detect herpes anti-bodies, an indication of previous exposure to herpes. HSV anti-body testing can detect both viral types of (Oral and Genital Herpes) and tests are available that can detect the early IgM antibodies as well as the IgG antibodies that remain forever in those who have been exposed.