What to Know About Syphilis Testing
Although it’s not the most common or talked about STD, syphilis still impacts plenty of people each year. Syphilis can be cured when caught in its early stages, but when left to progress, it can eventually cause life-threatening harm. Since syphilis doesn’t always produce symptoms following infection, the only way to know for sure if you have it is to undergo syphilis testing. And while the thought of syphilis testing may seem scary, it’s actually a very simple process.
How Syphilis Testing is Performed
The syphilis testing process starts with ordering your test online. Once that’s done, you’ll get to choose a lab from over 4,000 trusted nationwide testing centers, walk in, and get tested that very same day. You don’t have to make an appointment or do anything to prepare for your test in advance. Syphilis testing is non-invasive, requiring only a quick blood sample. Your entire lab visit should be wrapped up in 15 to 20 minutes, and your test results will be available three to five days later.
When Syphilis Test Results Come In
It will be your choice to access your syphilis testing results by phone or online via a private patient portal. If your syphilis test does come back positive, you’ll be able to speak to a trained counselor or physician who can answer any questions you have about the disease and its treatment. You’ll also be able to get advice on discussing syphilis testing with your partner. Most importantly, you won’t be left to sit there and deal with the news on your own; we're here to help.
* ABOUT HIV TESTING
The HIV early detection test is a DNA-based test that can detect the virus as early as two weeks after possible exposure. However, our physician's recommend pairing the early detection test with the HIV Standard test, which is considered the "gold standard" in HIV screening. However, it may take up to 12 weeks for the HIV Standard test to provide accurate results. Repeat HIV testing is recommended for sexually active adults with multiple partners or concern of exposure.