What Are STD Self Test Kits, And How Do They Work?

At home std testing

STD testing kits have contributed a lot to the medical field, and especially when it comes to dealing with sexually-transmitted diseases. Home STD testing kits changed the way people do things, making them able to do what they used to have to go to the walk in health clinics to do.

And while the clinics are still some of the best ways to get the most accurate results, STD testing kits have made getting a clear idea easier, and less daunting.

The test kits are designed to allow ordinary people to conduct the test on their own, instead of relying on medical walk in clinics or urgent care facilities. They come with guides on how to use the product correctly and have thorough instructions on what you should do when you’re using the product, which should be read intensely.

However, many can’t do it on their own, and so having a friend, their loved one or partner help, can often be a good idea. Getting a blood sample can be challenging to do alone, as the idea of harming oneself, no matter the cause, is an uncomfortable one. That’s why asking for assistance should be encouraged.

Once you have the fluid sample, take care to read the instructions thoroughly so you can know what to do with it. Make sure you stick to the guidelines to not get an inaccurate or false test results.

Generally, these kits don’t need much time. Capable of doing the work in about 15 minutes, and generating a test result. So, you don’t have to wait very long to see the verdict. If it’s positive, go see a doctor immediately for treatment. If negative, you can breathe in relief.

If you remain uncertain, it can’t hurt to go and consult a physician for a second opinion. There are a number of free health clinics that one can visit in order to do so.

The physician will act in confidence, and you won’t have to worry about anyone know the results of the test but yourself and them. This can be a good second option, especially if you can’t bring yourself to get the fluid sample from the self-test.

If you have any questions about getting a self-test kit, or what to do when you have one, please contact us. We’ll be more than happy to help.