The at Home STD Test Broken Down

Home STD Test

Sexually transmitted diseases are more common than you can imagine. There are over 25 different types of diseases that can be transferred sexually and for that reason testing regularly should become a habit for people who are sexually active.

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Even if you think you have not contracted a sexually transmitted infection, there is still a chance that you might have very mild symptoms of one or two infections. Herpes one condition that may not show any symptoms but will still be there.

Our schedules as active human beings are usually very tight; thinking about work, school runs, and a whole lot of other things, there is little or no time to fit in a doctor’s appointment.

You may be too afraid to even go for a sexually transmitted infection test because you do not know what the outcome will be and somehow you feel you do not have a sexually transmitted disease.

We are very lucky that technology has come a very long way, and you do not have to get a lab test screening to be sure what your status is. These days, it is very possible for you to check your std status from the comfort of your bathroom.

Gone are the days when you have to wait a few months before you get tested or have complete confidence that your partner is sexually transmitted diseases free and that makes you free as well.

You have the opportunity to get tested privately in your home without telling anybody what the results are. As you read further, we will be explaining the home std test.

There are quite some companies that offer DIY home std test kit which means you are not stuck to a single option. Testing for sexually transmitted diseases as at home is a very easy process and highly convenient.

The first time most important thing you need to choose a testing lab. To achieve this, you can go about researching, but if you want to remain completely anonymous, then you have the option of public forums like Reddit.

As soon as you have settled for a testing company will be required to sign up with them so that they can easily send you your home std test kit. It is very normal that the company ask you for your details and sometimes they would also ask you to fill a few forms.

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Make sure that she read everything very carefully so that you and the company would be on the same page when it comes to your privacy, general medical information and lab results.

Depending on the laboratory you are patronizing in some cases it might be possible for you to link your already stored electronic medical data to their service. This will enable you to go through the first process with ease.

Immediately you have made payments for your home std test kit you will be required to wait for a couple of days before it arrives. There are some labs that may dispatcher testing kids on the same day you make your payment.

The at-home std test kit essentials

Every basic std test kit includes the following items:

  • A tube
  • A test swab
  • Band-aids
  • A prick for drawing blood
  • Very thorough instructions
  • Wipes

The items in your kids may vary depending on the lab’s procedures and the specific test that you signed up for. you have the opportunity to choose to sign up for a test for many sexually transmitted diseases as possible.

Vera multiple test packs that you can pick from. Take a 5-panel test pack; for example, it may include screening for gonorrhoea, HIV, trichomoniasis, and chlamydia.

Starting the STD test

Testing for sexually transmitted diseases is very easy. It doesn’t take you more than 20 minutes to finish the process. However, it is extremely vital that you read the manual provided in your toolbox very carefully.

Most companies make use of the same standards of operation when it comes to testing, but they might be a couple of variations. To ensure you do not make any mistake bring out every paper material that comes with your kids and read them carefully.

First, bring out the test swap and rub it against your private part for about 30 seconds. Once that is done take the swab and place it into a test tube as this is usually part of the instructions.

Secondly, you will be required to pick up a white and clean your thumb with it. Once your phone has been cleaned, you can then pick up the lancet to and remove the cap because this is what you would use to draw blood from your thumb.

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A card will be made available to you or some other material with designated spots where you can easily press down with your tongue to draw the blood sample. Before you puncture your tongue make sure that you have the card close to you.

Third and finally, get a band-aid and use it on the puncture the area before you start packing up. You’re almost through with the entire process. See to it that you feel the test tube and place your blood sample according to the instructions in the manual.

Something else you would need to do is to make sure that you have carefully filled all the forms and made your information available as and where needed.

Once you have completely packed up the next thing you have to do is to send your test kit back to the laboratory. A lot of companies will pay the shipping charges in advance, and that makes it a lot easier for you to send the package using the nearest post office.

If you’re wondering how soon you will receive your test results, then you would be interested to know that that would be possible in a matter of days. Your results will either be sent to your address or to your email box.

The at-home sexually transmitted disease test kits are very convenient and easy-to-use, so why not get one as soon as you feel the need to. Please your suggestions and opinions in the comment section provided below.

Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.