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A blood test typically involves a simple process that takes only a few minutes to complete. During the test, a healthcare professional will clean the patient’s arm with an antiseptic solution and then insert a needle into a vein to collect a small blood sample. The needle may cause a slight prick or stinging sensation, but most people experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.


After collecting the sample, a bandage is applied to the injection site, and the patient can resume normal activities. It’s essential to follow any pre-test instructions the healthcare provider gives, such as fasting or avoiding certain medications, to ensure accurate results. In general, blood testing is a safe and straightforward procedure that can provide valuable information about a patient’s health status.

Sexual HEALTH

CGS CHLAMYDIA & GONNORRHOEA PCR URINE SWAB​

£88

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CGS Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea PCR Urine Swab is a diagnostic test used to detect the presence of the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a urine sample. The test uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique to amplify specific DNA sequences from the bacteria, allowing for their detection. This non-invasive test is highly sensitive and specific, and can provide accurate results within a few hours. It is commonly used for the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and can be performed in both men and women. Early detection and treatment of these infections can help prevent the spread of the disease and its complications.

CGU Chlamydia & Gonnorrhoea PCR Urine Swab

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A CGU Chlamydia & Gonorrhea PCR Urine Swab is a diagnostic test that detects Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria causing chlamydia and gonorrhea infections, respectively. The test utilizes Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, which amplifies bacterial DNA, allowing for accurate identification of these sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A urine sample or genital swab is collected from the patient and analyzed in a lab, providing quick and reliable results. Early detection and treatment of these infections can prevent serious complications, such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, and increased HIV risk.

Female Sexual Health - Advanced Screen swab

£198

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Female Sexual Health – Advanced Screen swab is a medical test that examines a woman’s reproductive and sexual health. This advanced screening test typically involves taking a swab from the cervix or vagina to test for various sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other conditions that can affect sexual health. The test can also check for abnormal cell growth, which could be an early sign of cervical cancer. By providing comprehensive information about a woman’s reproductive and sexual health, the Female Sexual Health – Advanced Screen swab can help healthcare providers diagnose and treat any issues and prevent the spread of STIs.

Male Sexual Health - Advanced Screen urine

£198

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Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen urine is a diagnostic test used to assess a man’s sexual health by analyzing his urine sample. This advanced screen provides a comprehensive analysis of various parameters, including the presence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), prostate health, kidney function, and overall urinary tract health. The test can detect common STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. It can also identify prostate-specific antigens, which can indicate prostate issues such as inflammation or cancer. Overall, Male Sexual Health – Advanced Screen urine provides valuable insights into a man’s sexual and urological health, helping him to make informed decisions about his well-being.

HEPATITIS B IMMUNITY​

£48

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Hepatitis B immunity refers to the body’s ability to protect itself against the hepatitis B virus (HBV). This can occur through natural infection or vaccination, both of which stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies that recognize and neutralize the virus. Once the immune system has generated a sufficient amount of these antibodies, it can effectively prevent future infections by quickly recognizing and eliminating the virus. This immunity can last for many years, but may gradually decline over time, particularly in individuals who were vaccinated as infants. Therefore, periodic booster doses of the vaccine may be necessary to maintain long-term protection against HBV.

HEPATITIS B PROFILE ​

£128

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Hepatitis B profile refers to a series of blood tests that are used to diagnose and monitor Hepatitis B infection. The profile includes tests for the presence of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), antibodies to HBsAg (anti-HBs), and antibodies to the Hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc). HBsAg is the first marker to appear in the blood of infected individuals, while anti-HBs and anti-HBc appear later in the course of the infection. The profile can help determine if someone has an acute or chronic infection, if they have immunity from vaccination or a previous infection, or if they are a carrier of the virus.

HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN​

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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is a protein present on the surface of the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is one of the earliest markers of HBV infection and is used as a diagnostic test for detecting the presence of HBV in the blood. The presence of HBsAg indicates an active infection and the person is considered contagious. Chronic infection with HBV can lead to liver damage and liver cancer, so early detection and management is crucial. Vaccines against HBV are available and can provide protection against the virus by inducing an immune response to the HBsAg protein.

HEPATITIS C ANTIBODIES​

£68

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Hepatitis C Antibodies (HCAg) are produced by the immune system after exposure to hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a virus which causes a liver infection and is spread from contact with the blood of an infected person. HCAg tests are used to determine whether a person has previously been exposed to hepatitis C.

HIV 1 & 2/P24AG ​

£48

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system and can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two types of HIV viruses that can infect humans, with HIV-1 being the most common globally. The p24 antigen is a protein found on the surface of the HIV virus and can be detected in the blood during the early stages of infection. Therefore, an HIV 1 & 2/p24Ag test is a diagnostic test that detects both types of HIV viruses and the p24 antigen to determine if a person has been infected with HIV. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to managing HIV infection and preventing the progression to AIDS.

SEXUAL HEALTH PROFILE - BLOODS ONLY ​

£148

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A Sexual Health Profile – Bloods only is a blood test that assesses an individual’s sexual health status by checking for various sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and herpes. This test also measures the level of antibodies in the blood against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer. The results of this test can provide insight into an individual’s overall sexual health and help guide appropriate treatment and prevention measures. It is important to note that this test does not check for all types of STIs, and additional testing may be necessary based on individual risk factors and symptoms.

SYPHILIS IGG/IGM​

£48

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Syphilis IgG/IgM are blood tests used to diagnose a sexually transmitted infection called syphilis. IgG antibodies indicate a previous infection and IgM antibodies indicate a current or recent infection. Syphilis is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum and can have serious health consequences if left untreated. The IgG/IgM tests are often used in combination with other tests to diagnose syphilis and monitor its progression. It’s important to get tested for syphilis if you are sexually active or have engaged in high-risk behaviors, as early detection and treatment can prevent serious complications.

HUMAN HERPES VIRUS -
6 IGG/IGM

£148

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Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is a virus that belongs to the herpesviridae family. It is a common virus that infects humans and can cause a variety of clinical symptoms, including fever, rash, and in severe cases, encephalitis. HHV-6 can be transmitted through respiratory secretions, blood, or sexual contact. IgG and IgM are types of antibodies that the body produces in response to an infection. Testing for HHV-6 IgG and IgM antibodies can indicate whether a person has been exposed to the virus and whether they have an active or past infection. Interpretation of these results should be done in conjunction with other clinical information.

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Sexual health blood testing is a process of testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the blood. It is important because it helps to diagnose STIs early, so that they can be treated and managed effectively, and also helps to prevent the spread of STIs.

Sexual health blood testing is conducted by taking a sample of blood from a person, which is then sent to a laboratory for testing. The laboratory analyzes the blood sample for the presence of specific STIs.

 

Anyone who is sexually active should consider getting sexual health blood testing, especially if they have had unprotected sex or if they have symptoms of an STI. It is also recommended for individuals who are in a new sexual relationship or have multiple sexual partners.

The different STIs that can be detected through sexual health blood testing include HIV, Gonorrhoea, HPV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.

Sexual health blood testing is highly accurate, but no test is 100% accurate. False positive or negative results can occur, so it is important to follow up with a healthcare provider for further testing and treatment if necessary.

The time it takes to get the results of sexual health blood testing varies depending on the specific test being conducted. Some tests may take a few days, while others may take several weeks.

If you receive a positive result from sexual health blood testing, it is important to follow up with a healthcare provider for further testing and treatment. It is also important to inform any sexual partners so that they can also be tested and treated if necessary.

The symptoms of STIs can vary depending on the specific infection, but common symptoms include discharge, pain or burning during urination, genital sores, and rash or itching in the genital area.

The best way to protect yourself from getting an STI is to practice safe sex by using condoms, getting tested regularly, and limiting the number of sexual partners.

 

Yes, it is possible to get an STI from oral sex. STIs can be transmitted through oral sex, and it is important to use protection such as dental dams or condoms to reduce the risk of transmission.

 

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is a common STI that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. It is important to get tested for HPV because early detection can prevent the development of cervical cancer.

Hepatitis B and C can be treated and managed, but there is no cure for either infection.

The best way to reduce your risk of getting Hepatitis B and C is to practice safe sex, avoid sharing needles or other injection equipment, and get vaccinated for Hepatitis B.

Yes, it is possible to get HIV from oral sex. Although the risk of transmission is lower than other forms of sex, it is important to use protection such as dental dams or condoms to reduce the risk of transmission during oral sex.

The frequency of testing for STIs varies depending on individual risk factors. Generally, it is recommended to get tested at least once a year if sexually active, and more frequently if you have multiple sexual partners or engage in high-risk sexual behavior. Your healthcare provider can help determine the appropriate testing frequency based on your individual circumstances.