Sexually Transmitted Infection

Understanding Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing

STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are infections that are mostly spread through sexual activity, including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. Some infections can be spread through close personal contact, such as kissing, or from a mother to her unborn child.

STDs are caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Millions of Americans are infected with some type of STD every year, with half of diagnoses occurring in teens and young adults between the ages of 15 and 24. Common STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, HIV, and HPV (human papillomavirus) infection.

The Importance of STI Testing

Left untreated, certain STDs can cause devastating and long-term health problems such as blindness, brain damage, infertility, birth defects, and even death. Fortunately, all STDs can be treated, and some can be cured entirely. STD testing can help you get diagnosed and treated so you may avoid serious complications.

How Solaris Diagnostics Can Help

Solaris Diagnostics Laboratory ensures results within <24 hours, expediting the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections.

Our comprehensive testing includes the Urine STI Panel and Leukorrhea Panel, covering a range of targets such as Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Chlamydia trachomatis. 

Contact Solaris Diagnostics Today for Precision Healthcare Solutions

Whether you’re a patient in need of reliable testing or a healthcare provider seeking excellence in diagnostics, our team is ready to assist you.