STD Testing: Doctor or Mail Order Testing Discussed

Sexually Transmitted Disease testing by a doctor is discussed. STD testing for Herpes, Chlamydia and HIV options by mail order considered.

Sexually transmitted disease testing can be done in a doctor's office or by ordering a mail order STD testing kit for some STDs. Consider your health options by the information given here.

Chlamydia, herpes, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases testing is sometimes thought by people to be safe and precise when done at home with mail order kits. When symptoms lead you to think you are infected with an STD it might be thought a more private choice to do mail order STD testing.

As soon as the infection is apparent to you, Sexual transmitted disease testing by mail order could seem convenient. Online an STD test costs from $30 making it sound affordable. Then the price of the actual STD test price is upwards of $100.

Comparing a doctor visit and any STD tests done there, STD testing will be more expensive. Some insurance companies will cover STD symptom testing which might place a burden of your doctor to place the correct code on your health exam, blood or urine samples taken for testing.

Mail order sexually transmitted disease test kits come with instructions, labels and specimen containers along with packaging to send to the unknown company. Unless the directions are precisely followed the Chlamydia and Herpes specimen results can be compromised making them need to be done again with additional costs.

A doctor knows the symptoms for specific sexually transmitted diseases, the procedure for accurate collection for the STD test needed to be examined and provides immediate education for you. Counseling will be offered to you by your professional physician not available through mail order sexually transmitted disease testing. Chlamydia, herpes, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases have specific treatment which your doctor can instruct you to do according to your STD symptoms while you await the results of your STD test results. Mail order STD tests will take considerably longer without any professional help.

Your doctor as well as office staff are bound by HIPAA ( Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) protecting your health privacy. Laws prevent your personal health data from being given to anyone without your permission with an attached $10,000 or greater fine if that law is violated. Electronic protected health information was covered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a security rule adopted in 2003. Licensing, bonding and other confidential integrity are not necessarily available through mail order STD testing companies.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases are under mandatory reporting guides, however your doctor protects your identity. Compliance with these rules is not guaranteed once your STD testing is given to unknown sources in mail order Sexually transmitted disease testing.

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