- What is the purpose of the Female Sexual Health – Advanced Screen?
The Female Sexual Health – Advanced Screen is designed to assess your sexual health by testing for a wide range of common infections using blood and vaginal swab samples.
- Why is it important to check my sexual health?
Regular sexual health check-ups are essential because some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not always cause noticeable symptoms. If left untreated, these infections can lead to more serious health conditions.
- How accurate is the Advanced Screen test?
The Advanced Screen test is highly accurate in detecting the tested infections. However, no test is 100% perfect, and there is a small chance of false negatives or positives. If you have concerns or symptoms persist, consult with a healthcare professional.
- How long does it take to receive the test results?
You can expect to receive your results within two days after the sample arrives at the laboratory. However, please note that there might be a delay if additional confirmatory testing is required.
- Do I need to prepare for the Advanced Screen test?
There are generally no specific preparations needed for this test. However, it is always best to follow any instructions provided by the testing facility to ensure accurate results.
- Can the Advanced Screen test detect all STIs?
The Advanced Screen test covers a wide range of common infections, but it may not include every single STI. It is always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional regarding any specific concerns or additional tests that may be necessary.
- What should I do if my test result is positive?
If your test result comes back positive for any infection, it is important to seek medical advice and treatment as soon as possible. Additionally, inform your sexual partner(s) so they can also get tested and receive appropriate treatment if needed.
- Is the Advanced Screen test suitable for everyone?
The Advanced Screen test is specifically designed for individuals concerned about their sexual health. It is recommended for sexually active individuals or those who have engaged in high-risk sexual behavior. If you have specific questions or concerns about the test’s suitability, consult with a healthcare professional.
- How often should I get tested for sexual health?
The frequency of sexual health testing depends on individual factors such as sexual activity, multiple partners, or potential exposure to STIs. It is generally recommended to discuss the appropriate testing frequency with a healthcare professional based on your specific circumstances.
- Can I rely solely on the Advanced Screen test for my sexual health assessment?
While the Advanced Screen test provides valuable information about common infections, it is always advisable to have a comprehensive sexual health assessment that includes regular check-ups with a healthcare professional. They can offer guidance on additional tests or screenings based on your individual needs and risk factors.