What are the different types of STD tests?

Introduction

At Hisential Sexual Health Clinic, we offer a range of STD testing options to help you stay healthy and protected. It’s important to understand the different types of STD tests available in Malaysia, as well as their accuracy and window periods, to ensure that you receive the appropriate testing and treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss the most common types of STD tests available in Malaysia and their accuracy and window periods, including the 3rd and 4th generation HIV tests.

Blood Tests

Blood tests are a common method of testing for STDs, including HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C. The accuracy of blood tests for STDs varies, depending on the type of infection being tested for. For example, HIV blood tests are highly accurate, with a window period of about up to 3 months from the time of infection for 3rd generation tests and 28 days for 4th generation tests. Syphilis blood tests are also highly accurate, but have a longer window period of about 3 months.

At  Hisential Sexual Health Clinic, we engage testing partners with advanced laboratory equipment to provide quick and accurate results for blood tests. Our medical professionals are trained to ensure that the blood test is done quickly, accurately, and with as little discomfort as possible. The turnaround time for laboratory blood tests is usually within 24 to 48 hours while the rapid test results will be available within 20 minutes in the clinic.

Urine Tests

Urine tests are another common method of testing for STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea. Urine tests are highly accurate, with a window period of about 2 to 5 days from the time of infection.

We use advanced Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests to provide quick and accurate results for urine tests. All you need to do is drop us a sample of urine in the sterile container provided, and we take measures to ensure patient confidentiality and privacy throughout the testing process.

Swab Tests

Swab tests involve taking a sample from the affected area, such as the mouth, genitals, or rectum, and sending it to a laboratory for analysis. Swab tests are often used to diagnose STDs such as herpes and HPV. The accuracy of swab tests varies, depending on the type of infection being tested for. For example, swab tests for herpes are highly accurate, with a window period of about 2 to 4 days from the time of infection.

Our medical professionals are trained to ensure that the swab test is done quickly, accurately, and with as little discomfort as possible. We also take measures to ensure patient confidentiality and privacy throughout the testing process.

Physical Exam

A physical exam can also be used to diagnose some STDs, such as genital warts or herpes. During a physical exam, a medical professional will visually examine the affected area for signs of infection. The accuracy of a physical exam varies, depending on the type of infection being tested for.

Our medical professionals are trained to conduct thorough physical exams to identify any signs or symptoms of an STD. We take every precaution to ensure patient comfort and privacy during the exam.

In conclusion, understanding the different types of STD tests available in Malaysia, as well as their accuracy and window periods, is important to ensure that you receive the appropriate testing and treatment. At  Hisential Sexual Health Clinic in Kuala Lumpur, we offer a range of STD testing options, including 3rd and 4th generation HIV tests, to help you stay healthy and protected. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthy, worry-free sex life.

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