Each year, more than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. Fortunately, if you’re sexually active with multiple partners, STD testing can catch infections early and provide peace of mind. At Top Doc OB/GYN, board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Robert Dourron, MD, offers STD testing to teenagers and adults. To make an appointment, call the office in Decatur or Chamblee, Georgia, or click the online booking feature today.
STD testing refers to a group of laboratory procedures. These tests analyze samples of your bodily fluids, like blood, urine, or saliva, to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). If you’re sexually active with more than one partner, it’s important to schedule STD testing regularly. Routine tests can determine if you’re contagious, ensuring your partners remain safe.
Make an STD testing appointment at Top Doc OB/GYN if:
It’s also a good idea to get tested for STDs if your partner cheats on you or has multiple partners.
If you’re in a committed, monogamous relationship, regular STD testing typically isn’t necessary.
Top Doc OB/GYN uses STD testing to identify various sexually transmitted diseases, including:
Your provider can also order herpes testing if you’ve been exposed to someone with the herpes virus.
Top Doc OB/GYN offers several types of STD testing, including:
Blood and urine tests analyze samples of your bodily fluids. Your provider can order urine or blood tests to check for HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, or chlamydia.
During this type of STD test, your provider swabs your vagina, urethra, or cervix to collect a sample. Your sample is sent to a laboratory where it’s analyzed for the presence of a virus, bacteria, or fungi.
If your Pap test results are abnormal, your provider might order testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV). If you have HPV, you’re more likely to experience cervical or anal cancer.
After an STD test, it takes 1-3 days to receive your results. While you’re waiting, avoid sexual contact to prevent infecting others. Your Top Doc OB/GYN provider can develop a custom treatment plan if your test comes back positive. Usually, that includes a combination of prescription medication and education about safe sex.
To request STD testing, make an appointment at Top Doc OB/GYN by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.