Chlamydia Home Test Kit Also Screens for Gonorrhea
Testing for chlamydia at home can be convenient, easy and affordable. Really, what’s better than that? Well, we’ll tell you! When you use one of myLAB Box’s chlamydia home test kit options, you will be screened for gonorrhea as well. That sounds like a win-win to us!
Testing Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Together
No matter which chlamydia home test kit you choose, you will get results for your gonorrhea status as well. The chlamydia and gonorrhea tests are run together because of the increased likelihood a person having both infections at once. In addition, the symptoms of these infections can be similar. That is, if you even experience symptoms at all. In addition, the two infections are sometimes found together. So it makes sense, when screening for chlamydia or gonorrhea, it’s important to also test for the other.
Bad Ideas: Leaving These Infections Undiagnosed
The fact is, chlamydia is the second most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Gonorrhea is the fourth most common. When left untreated, these infections can spread to your partner. In fact, it can also cause serious health difficulties for you as well. For example, men and women can both develop rectal or throat infections, if exposure occurs in either areas. In particular, it may be difficult or impossible for women with untreated chlamydia or gonorrhea to get pregnant. If they do, these infections may still lead to complications, such as pregnancy outside the womb and long-term pelvic/abdominal pain.
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Home Test Kit Options
Lucky for you, myLAB Box has several chlamydia home test kit options to choose from. With a Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test, both infections can be screened with the same test kit. Not only that, there are several combination panel tests that allow you to screen for multiple other infections at once.
For instance, the 5-panel Safe Box tests for the four most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States, which also includes HIV I & II and Trichomoniasis. The 8-panel Uber Box is myLAB Box’s most popular testing option. Choose a Love Box instead, and you will receive two Uber Box test kits so that you and your partner can test together!
For women, a yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis symptoms are sometimes the same as chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis. For this reason, the women’s health V-Box screens for the most common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge. This includes yeast, bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis.
Best yet, the Total Box is the most comprehensive home test kit on the market. This 14-panel testing option screens for the most common infections in the United States. This thorough test screens for HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, HSV-2, Syphilis, Chlamydia (genital, throat and rectal), Gonorrhea (genital, throat and rectal), Trichomoniasis, and Mycoplasma genitalium. Women who are 30 years of age and older can add the option to test for HPV as well.
Don’t Forget to Test Your Mouth and Rectum
Depending on your sexual activity, extragenital testing is an especially important element to checking on your health status. This three-site gonorrhea and chlamydia home test kit tests for these two infections for the genitals, mouth, and rectum. If you engage in oral or anal sex, it is possible that an infection will affect one or more of these areas. Unfortunately, many clinics and doctor’s offices do not test the mouth and rectum unless they are aware that you participate in sexual activities that leave you at risk for them. Therefore, these infections sometimes go overlooked and undiagnosed.
Testing for STDs From Home
It’s helpful to know that myLAB Box’s gonorrhea and chlamydia home tests take your personal lifestyle into account. On top of that, it’s helpful to know how easy and convenient these home tests really are! Let’s take a quick look at how to use these home test kits:
- Order a home testing kit (You even get free shipping!)
- Collect a sample using the easy-to-follow instructions.
- Return the sample for testing. (More free shipping!)
- Receive your lab-certified results online in just days.
When you’re using a chlamydia home test kit, myLAB Box has you covered. By also testing for gonorrhea at the same time, you get a broader look at your health at no additional cost.
Reviewed by Luis Ferdinand M. Papa, MD, MHA