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It’s simple, myLAB Box is your lab in a box.
A revolutionary service making lab testing easy and convenient like never before. Manage your health for a fraction of the
It’s simple – myLAB Box is your lab in a box. Our expert designed program makes frequent screening easy and convenient. Take control of your health from the comfort of home at a fraction of the cost of conventional testing. Use it as often as you’d like – you are in charge!
* Now accepting FSA / HSA cards
We work only with the best laboratories and health experts to ensure your tests results meet nationwide standards and are as accurate as tests done in a clinic or a doctor’s office.
The laboratories we work with are certified CLIA high complexity testing organizations at the forefront of STD diagnostic testing. HIPAA web security protocols protect your data.
Gary Richwald, MD, MPH is myLAB Box Medical Director & CSO. He was previously Director and Chief Physician, Los Angeles County STD Program and a full time member of the UCLA faculty. Dr. Richwald currently teaches STD epidemiology at the USC Keck School of Medicine and is committed to increasing access to STD care throughout the world. Read more...
Luis Ferdinand M. Papa, MD, MHA is a medical consultant to myLAB Box. With twelve years of extensive experience in Pathological, Diagnostic, Clinical, and Research administration services/operations/studies, Dr. Papa has been steadily employed at UCLA’s Research Division of Lab Medicine since 2006. Read more...
Home testing is the next step in the evolution of healthcare. With at home STD tests, you set your own schedule and test whenever you want for whatever you need. That means you can test from of your own home, a friend’s house or at school and get the same results you would receive from a clinic.
Home test kits are roughly half the dollar cost of testing at a clinic and do not require insurance. They are available online and in select stores, including Walmart and Target.
For years, you needed to visit a clinic for proper screening for sexually transmitted infections. Sitting in a waiting room, having awkward conversations about your sex life and paying for pricey tests is unpleasant enough for many people to avoid testing completely. This leads to undiagnosed and untreated infections, especially when you have to go into detail about your sexual habits to receive the right tests.
Select and order your test online. All of our home tests ship free in discreet packaging.
It only takes five minutes to complete your test but the contents will vary depending on what you’re testing for. All tests are performed by collecting a urine sample (men), a vaginal swab (women) or a blood sample (via finger prick for select tests).
Every package will include:
When you send your samples in, lab technicians will test them in the same type of facilities that medical clinics use. That means you will have the same accuracy as a clinic but at half the cost and no inconvenience. Results are available 2-8 days after you’ve sent the samples, are stored in a secure HIPAA data storage system and accessible only with your username and password.
You will receive an email when your results are ready and can review them online, download a PDF and share them at your discretion. You can also share a link to your online results with a family physician when seeking treatment or to clear the air with a negative result. All myLAB Box test results are lab-certified and can be given to your doctor for treatment. myLAB Box will also connect you with highly trained and experienced STD counselors who can provide you with accurate information on available treatments for your infection and how to go about getting that treatment.
Every sexually active person should be testing regularly for STIs, even if they don’t notice any symptoms. As many as 70% of STIs present mild symptoms or no symptoms at all and can have serious, long-term health consequences.
Even if a particular STI is not a serious risk to your health, it is very likely a serious risk to your partner. Many STIs have more dangerous consequences for women than for men, especially pregnant women. Some can cause complications with pregnancy, including early delivery, birth defects, and stillbirth.
Testing frequency will vary with your sexual activity. Obviously, you should test if you are experiencing symptoms, but you should also test after every new partner, especially if you did not use a condom. Condoms can not prevent STIs, but they will lower the risk of transmission.
If you practice oral or anal sex, you should also take an extragenital test to check for an infection in those areas. Like genital STIs, these are often asymptomatic.
There are many testing options available to choose from. Individual testing kits tests are available and include: Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, Genital Herpes (HSV-2), HIV (II & II), HPV in women who are 30 years of age and older, Mycoplasma Genitalium, Syphilis and Hepatitis C. These are best for people who know or suspect they have been exposed to a particular infection.
We also offer combination panel kits that test for multiple infections with one set of samples. There’s a 4-panel test (Safe Box), 8-panel test (Uber Box) and comprehensive 14-panel test (Total Box). These are best for people with no symptoms or symptoms that could point to one of several infections. Combination panels are more cost effective unless you know exactly which infection to test for.
If you test positive you will receive a free telemedicine consultation with a physician in your state. This physician will be able to prescribe treatment during the phone call (restrictions vary by state). Depending on the infection, you may also need to retest after treatment to confirm the infection is gone [link to incubation periods and testing timeframes]
It is crucial that you inform your sexual partners of your test results, whether they’re positive or negative. Sharing this information will help stop the spread of any infection and will allow your partners to seek testing and treatment immediately if necessary.
Just because you’ve tested once does not mean that you shouldn’t test again. myLAB Box recommends that you test every few months, especially if you’ve received a positive result in the past.
The term STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) refers to the earlier stages of an infection transmitted through sexual activity. Undiagnosed and untreated, STIs can turn into STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease). While STD is the catch-all word for these conditions, it is not what most people are actually referring to.
When you orally contract this particular bacterial infection, you might call it “Chlamydia Throat.” It usually means you get it by going down on a partner that has chlamydia. It sounds a lot worse than it actually is for a variety of reasons. Symptoms of chlamydia in the throat are Read more…
Many people aren’t familiar with the symptoms of an STD in men. In fact, some of the signs may surprise you. Here’s a quick and easy checklist if you aren’t sure! 1. Discomfort or burning sensation after urination This symptom accompanies a variety of STDs from trich to the clap, and Mycoplasma genitalium. Burning Read more…
* Now accepting FSA / HSA cards