STD Testing Specialist

Apex Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Wellness Center located in Denver, CO

APEX Family Medicine treats your sexual health as a priority. Routine testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) ensures that you are free from life-altering conditions. Dr. Mia Scott and her team in Denver, Colorado, can provide you with gentle and caring STD testing and treatment so your sexual health is never in jeopardy. To learn more about STD testing at APEX Family Medicine, call today or schedule an appointment online.

STD Testing Q & A

What can I expect from STD testing?

STD testing is a routine checkup that the staff at APEX Family Medicine uses to ensure your sexual health is in top condition. Routine treatments are simple, painless, and take little time out of your day to complete. Here are a few things you can expect from an STD test at APEX Family Medicine:

  • Urine sample
  • Cheek or throat swab
  • Blood test
  • Physical exam
  • A swab from your penis, vagina, urethra, cervix, or anus

These tests will help the doctors at APEX Family Medicine test for a wide variety of STDs. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, it is important to get an annual STD test, as some diseases can lie dormant without signs.

What happens after my STD test appointment?

In some cases, Dr. Scott and the team communicates with you right away if you have an STD, but in most cases, your swabs will need to be examined in more detail. Once the doctors at APEX Family Medicine perform the above tests, they send the test samples to a lab, where they are assessed for a wide range of STDs. Some of the STDs they can check for are:

  • Hepatitis
  • Chancroid
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia

There are about 30 STDs that can be tested for. To ensure that you are getting the most accurate test results, speak to your doctor about your sexual activity. This will help the doctor better understand which tests are right for your body and needs.

The doctors at APEX Family Medicine make every STD test as comfortable and easy as possible. Every doctor on staff treats you with the utmost respect, keeping conversations and results confidential. They understand the importance of sexual health and are dedicated to helping you understand your options and treatment plans.

If you need an STD test or if you have questions about your sexual health, call today or schedule an appointment online.