8 STD / STI Screen - HIV / Syphilis / Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea / Hepatitis B & C / Herpes Simplex I&II
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8 STD / STI Screen - HIV / Syphilis / Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea / Hepatitis B & C / Herpes Simplex I&II

8 STD/STI Screen includes tests for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B & C, Herpes Simplex I&II.

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8 STD / STI Screen - HIV / Syphilis / Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea / Hepatitis B & C / Herpes Simplex I&II

Overview

8 STD / STI Screen - HIV / Syphilis / Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea / Hepatitis B & C / Herpes Simplex I&II

The 8 STD/STI Screen is a comprehensive test that screens for eight common sexually transmitted diseases and infections: HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Herpes Simplex I&II. This test is crucial for early detection and treatment of these infections, which can have serious health consequences if left untreated.
The test looks for specific biomarkers or signs of these infections in the body. While the exact set of biomarkers may vary slightly between providers, the test generally screens for the presence of the viruses or bacteria that cause these infections.
Understanding your STI status can be beneficial in several ways. It can provide crucial information about your health, guide treatment decisions if an infection is detected, and help prevent the spread of these infections to others.

Key Takeaways

  • The 8 STD/STI Screen is a comprehensive test for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B & C, and Herpes Simplex I&II.
  • The test looks for specific biomarkers indicating the presence of these infections.
  • Results can guide treatment decisions and prevent the spread of infections.
  • Costs in the UK range from £150 to £350, potentially covered by insurance.
  • Self-referral is possible, allowing direct booking with providers.
  • Regular testing is recommended for sexually active individuals.
  • No special preparation is typically required for the test.
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Typical Costs & Insurance

The cost of an 8 STI Screen can vary depending on the Private Provider that you choose. Enter your postcode and click search to compare the cost of 8 STI Screen directly on Odycy to find the best 8 STI Screen prices near you.

The cost of 8 STI Screen may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

For those without insurance or if insurance doesn't cover the cost of 8 STI Screen, self-pay options are available.

If you need to pay out of pocket to cover the cost of 8 STI Screen then finding an affordable option is easier with Odycy - enter your postcode and search for the service you need. You'll be able to directly compare Private Provider prices from the best Private Provider's near you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an 8 STD / STI Screen?

An 8 STD/STI Screen is a comprehensive medical test that checks for eight common sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

What does the 8 STD / STI Screen test for?

The test screens for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Herpes Simplex I&II.

How often should I get tested?

It's recommended to get tested regularly if you're sexually active, especially with multiple partners or if you engage in unprotected sex.

Can I get tested without a doctor's referral?

Yes, you can self-refer and book a private appointment directly with a provider.

What should I expect on the day of the test?

You will provide a blood or urine sample, or both, with no special preparation required.

How long does it take to get results?

The time to receive results can vary, but typically you can expect them within a few days to a week.

Further Information

Conditions & Symptoms

People may choose to have this test if they are experiencing symptoms of an STD/STI, such as unusual discharge, sores, or pain during urination. However, many of these infections can be asymptomatic, so regular testing is recommended for sexually active individuals, particularly those with multiple partners or who engage in unprotected sex.
On the day of your test, you can expect to provide a blood or urine sample, or both. There is typically no special preparation required.
The analysis of the test involves checking the sample for the presence of the viruses or bacteria that cause the infections. If an infection is detected, further tests may be needed to determine the best course of treatment.
For further information or support related to STIs and STDs, visit the websites of reputable health organizations such as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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