How Much Does STD Testing Cost?
Planning your STD testing cost into your budget is an important factor for practical healthcare. So is being able to book that beach vacation you’ve been looking forward to! Finding affordable testing solutions can make both of these things possible for you.
myLAB Box’s at home testing solution makes taking control of your health easier and more manageable. In today’s blog post, we will look at home testing as compared to other testing options, various screening packages, and how much STD testing cost should play into your final decision.
Comparing STD Testing Options
The rate of sexually transmitted diseases and infections are on the rise. Yet many people do not realize that they have a choice when it comes to how, when or where they are tested for these infections. In fact, the STD testing cost at myLABBox.com is about half of the out-of-pocket price of the tests at other labs and clinics.
For instance, a chlamydia and gonorrhea test at a doctor’s office may be as high as $150. Luckily, when you order online with myLAB Box, this test is only $79.
Finances are not the only reason that myLAB Box’ home testing kits are a smarter choice. For example, testing for trichomoniasis is more affordable through myLAB Box. However, it should also be noted that this test is not always even offered at other labs and clinics. Neither is extragenital testing, a three-site test offered by myLAB Box that screens the genital region for chlamydia and gonorrhea, but also tests the rectum and throat areas for infection. This is a method not readily offered by clinics and doctors unless specifically asked for.
While a traditional doctor’s appointment is the tried and true way to test, it doesn’t mean that this is still the most effective approach. As rates of infection rise and healthcare coverage becomes unclear, using an affordable, accurate and convenient testing method is an important way to take control of your health.
What is STD Home Testing?
You can choose to take time off from work to sit, for what seems like forever, in a waiting room – only to have an awkward conversation with the doctor about your sex life. With myLAB Box, none of that stress is necessary. In fact, testing online is simple. Just click “order,” and wait for a discreetly packaged testing kit to arrive at your door. As opposed to the dreary environment of a doctor’s office or clinic, myLAB Box’s tests allows you to test from the comfort of your home, or any other location, such as a dorm room or partner’s place.
It only takes five minutes to take an at home test, after which you can return it with the pre-paid envelope provided as part of the service. In a matter of a few days, you will get results online. For your own security and privacy, we make sure that only you have access to these lab-certified results.
What About Insurance?
We know you value your privacy. We do, too. This at home service is priced so that it remains affordable without the use of insurance. This way, we can keep your private data private and your STD testing cost at a minimum. We do currently accept FSA and HSA payment cards. Of course, there is no guarantee that your FSA or HSA card will be accepted, as these types of cards tend to have varying rules and regulations attached. However, most can use these cards when checking out just as they would with any other payment method.
Other Options: Testing Packages
Test for one specific infection or choose between several “combination pack” solutions that allow you to test for multiple infections at once. These panel tests are the most cost effective as they test for the most common STIs in the United States of America today.
Individual tests include: HIV, herpes, trichomoniasis, HPV, syphilis and more. Get these tests straight to your door from $79.
Panels test for several of the most common infections all at once. These kit combinations are tailored to your lifestyle and needs. The following panels are available:
Safe Box – 4-Panel Home STD Test Pack
STD Testing Cost: $189
This pack includes tests for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis.
Uber Test – 8-Panel Home STD Test Pack
STD Testing Cost: $269
This comprehensive 8-panel test kit includes tests for HIV (I & II), hepatitis C, herpes simplex type II, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis.
Total Box – 14-Panel Home STD Test Pack
STD Testing Cost: $369
Our comprehensive 14 panel STD test kit includes: HIV (I & II), hepatitis C, herpes type-II, syphilis, chlamydia (genital, throat and rectal), gonorrhea (genital, throat and rectal), trichomoniasis and mycoplasma genitalium. An additional HPV test is an optional $30 add-on for women who are 30 years of age and older.
Additional Benefits of Testing At Home With myLAB Box
Not only are the actual at home testing packages convenient, private and affordable, there are other benefits to ordering with myLAB Box:
- Those ordering with myLAB Box enjoy free shipping. They also enjoy free return shipping when sending the test to our lab.
- myLAB Box is a fully integrated service from testing to treatment. For those who test positive, we offer free consultations with certified STD counselors and physicians.
- Our free consultations allow you to avoid a follow-up visit with your doctor or clinic. This saves you the copay or out-of-pocket costs that are often necessary to get your results or treatment.
- myLABBox.com is a one-stop shop. Save yourself a trip to the store and order condoms along with your test.
- Promotion codes are often available on myLAB Box’s social media accounts and through its emails. Sign up, follow us, and keep an eye out for additional savings!
Get your money’s worth when ordering an at home testing kit from myLAB Box. While you’re at it, you will get accurate and timely results topped with the best thing money can buy: peace of mind.
Reviewed by Luis Ferdinand M. Papa, MD, MHA