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STI Lab Tests and Screenings

  • 30 min
  • From 30 Barbadian dollars
  • Location 1

Service Description

"STI Lab Tests and Screenings" refer to medical procedures conducted to diagnose sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through laboratory testing and screening methods. These tests are typically performed when there is a suspicion of infection based on symptoms, sexual history, or potential exposure to an STI. The process may include: Medical History: The healthcare provider may ask questions about the patient's sexual history, symptoms, and potential exposure to STIs. Physical Examination: A physical examination may be conducted to check for any visible signs or symptoms of STIs. Laboratory Testing: Various laboratory tests may be performed to detect the presence of STIs. These tests may include blood tests, urine tests, swab tests (such as genital, throat, or rectal swabs), or other specialized tests depending on the suspected STI. Screenings: In some cases, even if the patient does not have symptoms, they may still undergo STI screenings as part of routine healthcare or based on specific risk factors (such as multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex, or a history of STIs). Common STIs that are screened for include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, herpes, HPV (human papillomavirus), and hepatitis B and C. Counseling: Counseling on safe sex practices, prevention of STIs, and treatment options may also be provided as part of the testing process. It's important for individuals who are sexually active to undergo regular STI testing, especially if they have multiple sexual partners or engage in unprotected sex. Early detection and treatment of STIs can help prevent the spread of infection and reduce the risk of complications.

Contact Details

  • BFPA Health Center, Harmony Hall, St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados, BB110085


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