This unique 19 Panel includes all eight tests in the Comprehensive STD Panel and combines it with eleven more blood tests that test for infection and a wide range of conditions including anemia, inflammation and various blood disorders.
The Comprehensive STD Panel screens for common Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
Many STDs do not have any symptoms so if you think you have been exposed to an STD you need to be tested and find out. Not only can STDs cause long term irreversible damage, even without symptoms, but you could be exposing current or future partners to disease.
Millions of Americans have an STD but are not aware of it. STDs are common and it’s not just the young who are at risk. The number of STDs contracted by the baby boomer generation is on the rise. People are living longer and are healthier so the chance of exposure to an STD over time has risen.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
Left untreated, STDs can cause infertility, heart disease, brain damage, blindness and even death. There is no reason not to get tested if you suspect that your current or past partner passed on an STD that they may not have even been aware of. As many as 50% of all Americans will contract an STD at some point in their life and there are millions of new infections each year.
Whether you think you might have been exposed to an STD or just want the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are healthy, the convenience of ordering the Comprehensive STD Panel online makes it easy. Our discreet online system and extensive network of convenient labs mean you will know your results and get treatment quickly if it’s necessary.
The Comprehensive STD Panel consists of the following tests:
- Syphilis (Rapid Plasma Reagin test)
- Oral Herpes (HSV-1)
- Genital Herpes (HSV-2)
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
A Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential is one of most frequently ordered test panels for routine physicals, STD detection and general lab work. This simple blood test is used to assess one’s overall health and screen for a wide range of conditions including anemia, infection, inflammation and various blood disorders.
A CBC test evaluates the three types of cells present in the blood: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
Red blood cells: Red blood cells (RBCs) carry oxygen throughout the body. A complete blood count with differential measures your RBC count. A low RBC count may indicate anemia.
White blood cells: White blood cells (WBCs) are an integral part of the body’s immune system and help defend against infections. An increased level of WBCs may be a sign of a current infection. Decreased levels of WBCs may indicate an increased chance of developing an infection, since fewer WBCs are present to fight the infection.
Platelets: Platelets are cell fragments produced by the bone marrow that are essential for proper blood clotting. If the CBC test indicates low platelet levels, you may be more susceptible to bleeding. High platelet levels can indicate a risk for blood clots. Out-of-range platelet levels, both high and low, can suggest a variety of conditions and diseases.
This CBC test panel with differential includes the following tests:
- Red cell count (RBC)
- White blood cell count (WBC)
- Platelet count
- WBC differential count:There are different types of white blood cells including granulocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. The WBC differential count evaluates each of these different types in percentages.
- Hematocrit:The CBC test also measures the percentage of a person’s blood that consists of RBCs. Low hematocrit levels can be a sign of anemia, leukemia and other blood-related disorders, while high hematocrit levels can indicate dehydration.
- Hemoglobin:The RBCs use hemoglobin to transport oxygen throughout the body. Low hemoglobin may indicate anemia.
- Mean corpuscular volume (MCV): The average volume of a red blood cell
- Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH): The average amount of hemoglobin in the average red blood cell
- Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC): The average concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of red blood cells
- Red cell distribution width (RDW): A measurement of the variability of red blood cell size and shape. Higher number represent greater variation in size.
- Mean platelet volume (MPV): The average size of platelets in a volume of blood
Note: The RBC evaluation may or may not include reticulocyte count. The MPV evaluation may or may not include mean platelet volume (MPV) and/or platelet distribution width (PDW)
Why Do I Need It?
Your blood can provide vital information about your overall health. You may want to consider a CBC test if you are feeling fatigued, think you have an infection or have a family history of inflammation, bruising or bleeding disorders or diseases.
Please do not use the bathroom at least 2 hours before testing. No fasting required.
Understanding CBC Test Results
Red Blood Cells: 4.2 – 5.9 million cells/cmm
White Blood Cells: 4,300 – 10,800 cells/cmm
Platelet Count: 150,000 to 400,000/cmm
Hematocrit: 45% to 52% for men and 37% to 48% for women
Hemoglobin: 13 to 18 grams per deciliter for men and 12 to 16 for women
MCV: 80 to 100 femtoliters
MCH: 27 to 32 picograms
MCHC: 32% to 36%
RDW: 11 to 15
MPV: 7.4-10.4 femtoliters
High results may indicate an inflammatory disease, an infection, dehydration or an increase in blood thickness. Consult a doctor for more specific interpretation of your results.
Low results may indicate extreme blood loss or bleeding, anemia or an immune system disease. Consult a doctor for more specific interpretation of your results