- HIV TEST
- STIs TEST
Auspicious Laboratory, Inc. : we are a certified high-complexity lab, specializing in drugs of abuse comprehensive testing including Urine and Oral fluid Drug Testing, Medical Surveillance, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Forensic Toxicology, Medication Monitoring. We provide accurate drugs of abuse screening and confirmation reports with high precision and efficiency with a relatively low cut off concentration. Most of the time, we can provide reports within 24-48 hours after receiving your samples.
We know that an STD (STI) test can be embarrassing, so patient privacy is a priority with us. At Auspicious Laboratory, we understand our patients’ concerns and we strictly follow HIPAA rules, keeping each patient’s personal information very confidential. For self-paying patients, a doctor’s referral is not required. Any or all medical records are released only to the patient.
Who Should Be Tested?
As long as you’re sexually active, you should be tested for STDs at least once a year. If you have more than one partner, share intravenous (IV) needles, or don’t always practice safer sex by using a condom each time you have intercourse, you should be tested every 3 to 6 months.
- All adults and adolescents from ages 13 to 64 should be tested at least once for HIV
- All sexually active women younger than 25 years should be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia every year.
- Women considering to have baby and during the pregnancy shall have STD tested. Testing and treating pregnant women for STDs is a vital way to prevent serious health complications to both mother and baby that may otherwise happen with infection
How the specimen is collected
- Urine: Collect the initial 5-10 ml. segment of the first morning void. If the first morning void cannot be obtained, collect a 5-10 ml. voided specimen at least one hour from the previous void.
- Swab: A swab with a transport medium is used for collection.
- For men: Insert the flocked tip of the specimen swab approximately 3/4 of an inch into the urethra and turn to capture exudate and dislodge urethral cells.
- For women: Insert the flocked tip of the specimen swab approximately two inches (5 cm) into the vaginal opening. Gently turn the swab and allow it to absorb the secretions. Directly swab the base of any visible lesions.
- Blood: (HIV, HBV AND HCV testing): 10 ml. of whole blood is needed for the testing.