- These tests are meant for individual consumption. If you wish to order multiple test kits for multiple people, you will need to register as a provider.
- How do I register as a provider?
- 1 urethral swab collected in an Aptima® Transport Tube or
- 2 mL male urine collected in an Aptima® Transport Tube
What’s the Difference Between STI and STD?
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) differ from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in that STIs are the beginning stages of an STD, and some STIs never develop into STDs. STIs are infections that occur when a sexually transmitted bacteria or virus first enters the body and begins to multiply. After the sexually transmitted bacteria or virus has entered the body, the infection may progress into a disease. It is important to note that not all diseases begin with infections, and that diseases are classified as being when a foreign presence officially disrupts the body’s normal function and processes causing symptoms to appear.
Who Should Get Tested?
- The CDC recommends yearly testing for all sexually active adults, but generally it is best to get tested if you:
- have had unprotected sex
- have had or are planning to have sex with a new partner
- have multiple sexual partners
- are concerned you may have been exposed to an STI
- are pregnant
- share injection equipment
- No special preparation is needed
- Note: Result turnaround times are only an estimate and may be subject to change.
- Choose the option that is right for you.
- Depending on what you choose shipments can arrive anywhere from 1-5 days