Even the thought of screening for an STI (sexually transmitted infection) or an STD (sexually transmitted disease) at a clinic, doctor’s office or hospital is scary for many people. Luckily, Let’s Get Checked has found a way to ensure this fear does not prevent some individuals from getting tested. This is done through their at-home test kits, which are intended to screen for STDs and STIs, which include herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea.
By enabling you to discreetly administer the test in the privacy and comfort of your home, the kits make the process more convenient and relaxed. The LetsGetChecked Simple 2 Test Kit is among the best kits currently available. It costs $99 and tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia, which are among the most prevalent STIs in America. This article will focus on gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea is basically an STI caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is a bacterium. It is contracted through oral, anal and vaginal contact. In infected men, a yellowish discharge is commonly excreted and in infected women, it is asymptomatic, meaning women usually do not have symptoms of gonorrhea.
It is possible for non-viral STIs like gonorrhea to be cured. However, it typically does not have symptoms or the symptoms could come and go, making it appear that the STI went away when it truly did not. Left untreated, gonorrhea could result in infertility.
As such, getting tested is critical as it is often the only way this STI can be detected. If you have contracted gonorrhea, early detection is critical to reduce the risk of any lasting consequences, which could cause infertility or otherwise impact your health. Using a LetsGetChecked Test Kit is an incredible method of detecting gonorrhea in its early stages.
LetsGetChecked Gonorrhea Home Test Kit
The gonorrhea kit from Let’s Get Checked delivers precise results from the sample you take, as long as you follow the instructions carefully. All you are required to do is purchase the kit online and wait for a few days for it to be delivered in a plain, discreet package. Inside the package are detailed instructions that clearly outline how the test should be done.
How It Works
After the delivery, it is important to log on to www.letsgetchecked.com/us/en/simple-std-test/ and activate the test. An important alphanumeric barcode is included that should be entered on the website so the lab will be able to process the sample. Activating the test links the kit directly to you.
To collect your sample, carefully follow the instructions and/or you can watch the video found at https://www.letsgetchecked.com/us/en/simple-std-test/. You should do this test prior to 9 a.m. and it should be sent to the laboratory that same day via the prepaid shipping label included in your package. Within 2 to 5 days of getting to the lab, you will be able to access your results from in your personal password-protected account.
A dedicated team of medical professionals is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to provide support. If required, one of these doctors and nurses will give you a call to discuss the results and advise you on effective treatment options.
The Correct Time to Test
Take this test a minimum of 3 weeks after having had sexual intercourse; this is necessary because it sometimes takes this amount of time to detect the STI. For accurate results, waiting for the suggested time before testing is very important.
Take this test fasted; this means nothing should be consumed in the morning prior to taking it. Furthermore, it should be done between Monday and Thursday as it will not get to the lab within 24 hours, if taken between Friday and Sunday.
LetsGetChecked Test Kit Options
The company recognizes that you may want to include additional tests in your wellness routine. The best one if you are only concerned about gonorrhea is the “Simple 2 Test” which checks only for gonorrhea and chlamydia (the same sample is used for both). It is also worth noting that this kit is less expensive than the next options at about $99.
The “Basic 3” kit (for about $20 more) tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis.
The “Standard 5” kit (approximately $179) allows you to not only test for everything that the Basic 3 kit tests for, but also HIV and Syphilis, while the “Complete 10” kit (approximately $299) includes tests for all the above mentioned infections as well as Gardnerella, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma as well as Herpes Simplex I and Herpes Simplex II.
I wish these tests were available when I needed one a number of years ago. I definitely would have saved money that would have been able to be used on my treatment. Just saying…