What Does an STD Screen Test For?
Studies have shown that one in two sexually active people will be diagnosed with some form of sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection in their lifetime. In fact, scientific data has seen growth across the country in various sexually transmitted diseases. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga wants you to always be in the know, which is why we offer STD screening at our urgent care center seven days a week.
What Is an STD Screening?
There are dozens of STDs that people can acquire. While it can be uncomfortable to ask for a test, it is important to speak with a physician if you are sexually active. Even those who are only rarely sexually active should be tested.
Most STD screenings are done through a blood sample, urine sample or a swab test. While some may be uncomfortable, screenings take only minutes at most.
What STD Screening Tests For
How Long Does an STD Screening Take?
Depending on the type of STD test you take, most results are returned within two to three days. Occasionally a test may take longer, but this should not be taken as a sign of a positive test.
Symptoms of an STD
Stop by our walk-in clinic seven days a week for an STD test if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms.
- Discomfort in genitals
- Genital itching
- Genital burning
- Flu-like symptoms
- Pressure in abdomen
- Vaginal discharge in women
- Swollen lymph nodes
In addition to STD Testing, we offer other laboratory testing such as urinalysis and cultures.
Concerned you may have an STD? Stop by AFC Urgent Care of Chattanooga, TN today for an STD screening and prompt results. Contact us if you have any questions.