At Home STD Testing for Men
myLAB Box is a first-of-its-kind service that delivers STD testing for men to your door so you are free to screen any time anywhere. Uncomplicate your life and get results with a click! We’ve worked with the best experts in the U.S. to design a program that allows you to skip the complications and bring the lab home. Each test can be completed in less than 5 minutes (including reading the instructions!) No need to drive, schedule appointments or wait in line. We’ll remind you when it’s time to test again so you never have to worry or keep track. Best of all, our revolutionary system is so affordable, you won’t believe you ever lived without it!
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Collect & mail in your sample in 5 minutes
Get lab-certified results online in 1-5 days
Deciding Which STD Test Kit is Right for You
Which STD test kit is right for you? You’ve heard the statistics: one in every three people has an STI and the number of reported STIs is increasing at an alarming rate. So you know you need to get tested. The trick is to determine which test or tests you should be taking. You may be experiencing particular symptoms, or have found out that you were exposed to a particular STD. In this case, an individual test may be all you need. You can review our list of available tests by clicking here. Do keep in mind that 80% of STDs don’t show any detectable symptoms, so we recommend that you read on to find out more about other tests you may need. Everyone who is sexually active should be tested. This guide covers STD testing for men.
You Practice Oral or Anal Sex
Most clinics or doctor’s offices have a standard genital-only test for patients. Further testing are not performed unless you specifically ask, or the doctor deems it necessary based on your discussion. If you practice oral or anal sex, it is important to test for infections in the throat and rectum in addition to the genital test. Omitting these areas means that you may have an infection and not know it. You can then easily spread the infection to your partner as well. The solution? Extragenital testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea is highly recommended for those who practice oral and anal sex. myLAB Box does not neglect these important tests. This is why it makes them available and accessible right on its website.
You’re Testing with Your Partner
You and your partner both realize the importance of getting tested. Congratulations! This is a great step in your relationship, whether it is a fling or a committed and monogamous connection. Of course, we do recognize that date night in a clinic can be pretty awkward. However, testing together at home can be an intimate, personal experience to have with one another. Knowing your sexual health status, and that of your partner, can lead to honest and open communication. The solution? The Love Box. This home testing kit is developed specifically for couples so that they can break the barrier of awkwardness and get down to meaningful conversations about their health.
You’ve Never Been Tested
You may have never been tested at all for STDs. Or perhaps it has been a long time. Either way, it is time for a full analysis of your sexual health. The Solution? If this is the case, you should consider a full panel STD test kit. These kits will give you a clearer picture on the status of your overall health. This comprehensive 14-panel kit tests for all of the most common STDs. This includes: HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, Herpes type-II, Syphilis, Chlamydia (genital, throat, + rectal), Gonorrhea (genital, throat, + rectal), Trichomoniasis, Mycoplasma genitalium and the optional HPV (optional $30 add-on for women 30 years of age and older).
If You’ve Already Been Tested
Just because you’ve been tested once does not mean that you shouldn’t be tested again. myLAB Box recommends that you test every several months. If you previously tested positive for certain infections, retesting after your test or treatment is also necessary. For Hepatitis C, test again after 3 months to confirm your result. After a positive HIV result, retesting is also strongly recommended. For chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, it is recommended that you retest two weeks after treatment finishes. Luckily, at myLAB Box when you test positive for any infection, you are connected for a consultation with a physician who can help you through these details.
What Happens If I Test Positive?
If you test positive, instruction will be provided on how to obtain a free telemedicine consultation with a physician in your state. This physician may be able to prescribe treatment for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or Trich. Depending on the infection, you may also need to retest after treatment to confirm the infection is gone.
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.
Keep testing. Just because you’ve tested once does not mean that you shouldn’t test again. In fact, it’s common to get infected with certain STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, multiple times. myLAB Box recommends that you test every few months, especially if you’ve received a positive result in the past.