- What is the purpose of the Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen?
The Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen is designed to assess and monitor sexual health by detecting various common infections through a comprehensive blood and urine test.
- Why is it important to get tested for sexual health?
Getting tested for sexual health is crucial because many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not display symptoms initially. Early detection and treatment of STIs can prevent the development of more serious health conditions and help protect both your own health and the health of your sexual partners.
- How long does it take to receive the test results?
Once the sample arrives at the laboratory, you can expect to receive your results the following day. However, it’s important to note that if confirmatory testing is required, there may be a delay in providing the results.
- What should I do if my test result is positive?
If your test result is positive for any infection, it is important to seek appropriate medical care. Additionally, it is essential to inform your sexual partner(s) about the result and advise them to get tested and treated as well.
- Can STIs be present without showing any symptoms?
Yes, certain STIs can be present without causing noticeable symptoms. This is why regular testing is important, as it allows for the early detection and treatment of STIs, even in the absence of symptoms.
- How accurate are the tests included in the Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen?
The tests included in the Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen are highly accurate in detecting the presence of common infections related to sexual health. However, it’s important to follow the recommended testing timeline and, if necessary, repeat the test after a few weeks to ensure accurate results.
- Can the Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen detect all sexually transmitted infections?
The Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen covers a wide range of common infections related to sexual health. However, it may not detect every possible STI. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional regarding specific concerns or if you require testing for a particular STI that may not be included in the standard panel.
- How often should I get tested for sexual health?
The frequency of testing for sexual health depends on various factors such as your sexual activity, number of partners, and risk factors. It is recommended to discuss your individual circumstances with a healthcare professional who can provide personalized guidance on testing frequency.
- Can the Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen detect infections acquired recently?
Yes, the Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen can detect infections acquired recently. However, some sexually transmitted diseases may take time to show up in test results. For accurate detection, it is important to consider the recommended testing timeline and, if necessary, repeat the test after a few weeks.
- Are the test results confidential?
Yes, test results are treated with strict confidentiality. Healthcare professionals and laboratories adhere to privacy regulations to ensure that your personal health information remains confidential.