Sexually transmitted diseases can have a lasting impact on your health and the health of your loved ones. If you’re in an at-risk group or have signs or symptoms of an STD, get tested and confirm your status with our comprehensive STD Screen that tests for chlamydia/gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, and syphilis. Even if you’re not experiencing symptoms, it’s important to note that STDs can be asymptomatic and you may not necessarily have any associated signs or symptoms of being infected. For this reason, sexually active adults and individuals in at-risk groups should follow the CDC’s recommended guidelines for STD testing.

Order Your Own STD Screen for $245

Order & Pay for your test in 4 easy steps.

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Infectious Disease Screening category on test menu page

With My Lab ReQuest, you can easily order the STD testing you need to protect your health. An STD screening can be completed confidentially at any of our 70+ Patient Service Centers across Arizona. Results can then be privately accessed using our secure online results portal. Get tested today and confirm your status in order to make informed decisions about the management of your health!



Why Order Your Own STD Screen with My Lab ReQuest?

  • 1) To take charge of your health and have the most accurate and up-to-date information to proactively manage your health and make educated decisions

  • 2) You prefer the convenience and the time savings of ordering directly

  • 3) Your insurance does not pay for laboratory testing


Since the passage of the law in 2015 that allows for consumers in Arizona to order their own lab tests, thousands of patients have used our My Lab ReQuest service to take charge of their health and make more informed healthcare decisions. Our STD Screening is just one of the several infectious disease screenings we offer to patients to assess their health status for various diseases.

Patients choose Sonora Quest Laboratories to meet their lab testing needs for a wide range of reasons, including:

Award-Winning Quality

As the nation's largest integrated laboratory system, Sonora Quest Laboratories delivers award-winning quality services every day to more than 23,000 patients across Arizona. We are the #1 bioscience company in Arizona, according to Ranking Arizona, and we are also the only healthcare company to even win the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality. Most importantly, we are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the organization whose accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for laboratory patients.

Convenient Locations

Schedule an appointment or walk in to any of our 70+ Patient Service Centers located across Arizona! We have over 45 locations in Metro Phoenix, 14 locations in Tucson and Southern Arizona, and various other locations across Northern and Western Arizona. Moreover, several of our locations are conveniently located inside of Safeway markets so that you can plan your screening around your trip to your neighborhood grocery store.



Learn More about STDs



What are STDs?

Sexually transmitted diseases, commonly also referred to as sexually transmitted infections, are diseases that are typically spread through sexual contact. These diseases are commonly spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex, but can also be spread through non-sexual contact or through the sharing of dirty needles.

The CDC estimates that there are 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases each year in the United States. About half of these new cases are in young people between the ages of 15 to 24. In all, there are estimated to be over 110 million people in the United States with a sexually transmitted disease.



STD cases in Arizona

STD rates have continued to rise in Arizona in recent years. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis all increased by double-digit rates from 2016 to 2017. Young people between the ages of 15-29 continue to account for most new STD cases, but STD rates are now also rising among people ages 55 and up.

As a result of these increases, public health officials are encouraging Arizonans to get tested and to take the necessary preventive measure to protect themselves from contracting an STD. Groups that are considered to be at higher risk for STDs should adhere to published screening guidelines in order to protect themselves and their sexual partners.

The Phoenix and Tucson metro areas have been particularly hard hit by rising STD rates are of special concern given the large populations in these cities and their surrounding areas. Learn more about STD rates in Phoenix and Tucson and our available services for testing.



Who is at risk for STDs?

Anyone that is sexually active may be at risk for STDs. However, individuals in certain groups are at a higher risk for becoming infected. As a result, the CDC has issued the following recommendations for testing for groups that are considered to be at high risk

  • All adults from ages 13 to 64 should be tested at least one time for HIV

  • Sexually active women under the age of 25, as well as older women with a high risk, should be screened annually for chlamydia

  • Sexually active women under the age of 25, as well as older women with a high risk, should be screened annually for gonorrhea

  • All pregnant women should be screened for syphilis, HIV, and hepatitis B. Pregnant women should also be screened for chlamydia and gonorrhea if considered to be at-risk.

  • All sexually active gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men should be screened at least once a year for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

  • Gay and bisexual men may benefit from having HIV testing at intervals of three to six months

  • Any person that has unsafe sex or that share injection drug equipment should be tested at least once a year for HIV


What are the symptoms of STDs?

The symptoms for STDs can vary depending on the type of infection and the affected area of the body. However, not all people infected with an STD will have symptoms, so it’s important to follow recommended guidelines for testing or to get tested if you believe that you may have been infected.



How can you prevent STDs?

There are several strategies to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases. The following strategies, of which abstinence is considered the most reliable, are all recommended by the CDC:

  • Abstinence

  • Vaccination

  • Reduce Number of Sex Partners

  • Mutual Monogamy

  • Use Condoms

Preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases to others is also important. Knowing your status is an important step in stopping the spread of sexually transmitted diseases to others.



Who should be tested for STDs?

Anyone that has symptoms of an STD, is a member of a group that is at high-risk for STDs, or that simply wishes to confirm his or her status can be tested for STDs. Learn more about recommended screening guidelines for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia/gonorrhea, herpes, and trichomoniasis.



How are STDs diagnosed?

STDs are diagnosed through lab testing. In many cases, a simple blood test is all that's needed to diagnose an STD. Because not all people infected with an STD will have symptoms, testing is necessary to confirm the presence of an STD.



How are STDs treated?

There are a wide range of treatments for all of the different sexually transmitted diseases. While not all STDs can be cured, proper treatment can help with the management of symptoms. For additional information on the best course of treatment for an STD, please contact your medical provider.



Available STD Screenings

In addition to our STD Screen, patients can choose to order individual tests for specific sexually transmitted diseases. We offer individual screenings for chlamydia/gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis vaginalis. We have also extended our menu to include our new STD Screen with Trichomonas Vaginalis, which includes all of the STDs covered in our standard STD Screen, and also tests for trichomoniasis.



*Certain patient test results are required by Arizona Administrative Code (R9-4-302 and 404.H. and R9-6-204) to be reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) for public health reasons.

*It is solely your responsibility to promptly discuss all laboratory test results with a physician. Neither Sonora Quest Laboratories nor its Medical Director will provide interpretation, counseling, consulting, or care recommendations on the basis of any laboratory results provided to you. 

Order Your Own STD Screen

Order an STD Screen for $245 & pay for your test in 4 easy steps. 

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Infectious Disease Screening category on test menu page

OR

Print a blank form to fill out & bring to a patient service center.

Additional Infectious Disease Screenings

Hepatitis C Screen

Includes Reflex to Confirmation. Screen for and diagnoses a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and to monitor treatment of the infection.

STD Screen for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae only.

STD Screen for Herpes

Screens for Herpes only.

STD Screen for HIV

Screens for HIV only.

STD Screen for Syphilis

Screens for Syphilis only.

STD Screen with Trichomonas Vaginalis

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae, Herpes, HIV, Syphilis and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Trichomonas Vaginalis Screen

Screening for Trichomonas vaginalis in women or men is performed because Trichomonas vaginalis is one of the most common and curable STDs.

Tuberculosis (TB) Test (T-SPOT®.TB)

Screens for tuberculosis (TB). 

Valley Fever Screen

This test may assist in the diagnosis of Valley Fever, a fungal infection common in Arizona. 

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