STD testing cost, where can you get the cheapest test?

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STD testing cost, where can you get the cheapest test?

STD testing cost. How much does it cost to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases in the United States? 

The truth is, the price varies and largely depends on whether you have health insurance or not, and whether you want to go public or private. 

Read:Free STD Testing: Does it exist?

STD testing cost 

Based on our thorough research of the market, home STD testing costs $49-$599 depending on: 

  • The type of sexually transmitted diseases you are screening for 
  • The type of sample you need to collect 
  • The provider you choose to use for sexual health screening

Below, we run you through the STD testing cost of our favourite at home sexual health screening providers, from least expensive to most expensive. 

LetsGetChecked

  • Hepatitis B & C Test - $79. Tests for hepatitis B and C infection.
  • Simple 2 - $99. Tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
  • Basic 3 - $119. Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea & trichomoniasis.
  • Standard 5 - $149.Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, syphilis & HIV (1, 2, P24 antigen).
  • Complete8 - $249. Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, syphilis, HIV (1, 2, P24 antigen), gardnerella, mycoplasma, & ureaplasma.

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myLAB Box 

  • Rapid UTI test - $59. Tests for UTI. 
  • Genital herpes - $79. Tests for genital herpes. 
  • Chlamydia & gonorrhea - $79. Tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. 
  • HIV - $79. Tests for HIV. 
  • Mycoplasma genitalium - $79. Tests for mycoplasma.  
  • Syphilis - $79. Tests for syphilis. 
  • HPV women 30 plus - $79. Tests for HPV.  
  • Trich - $79. Tests for trichomoniasis. 
  • Cervical screening using HPV - $79. Tests for cervical HPV.  
  • Hepatitis C - $79. Tests for hepatitis C. 
  • Chlamydia & gonorrhea 3-site - $179: Tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
  • Boomer box - $189:
  • PrEP box - $289-$399: (Tests for HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, chlamydia (rectal and genital), gonorrhea (rectal, oral and genital), creatinine, pregnancy test (women only).
  • Uber box - $289: Tests for HIV (I & II), hepatitis C, herpes simplex type II, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis.
  • Total box - $369-$399: Tests for HIV (I & II), hepatitis C, herpes simplex type II, syphilis, chlamydia & gonorrhea (3-site), trichomoniasis, mycoplasma genitalium and an optional test for HPV.

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Priority STD Testing 

  • Hepatitis B - $59. Tests for hepatitis B.  
  • Hepatitis C - $59. Tests for hepatitis C. 
  • Syphilis - $69. Tests for syphilis. 
  • HIV 1/2 - $79. Tests for HIV 1&2. 
  • Chlamydia - $89. Tests for chlamydia. 
  • Gonorrhea - $89. Tests for gonorrhea. 
  • Herpes I/II - $99. Tests for herpes I&II. 
  • Trichomoniasis - $109. Tests for trichomoniasis. 
  • Chlamydia & gonorrhea - $129. Tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. 
  • HIV RNA Early Detection - $169. Tests HIV. 
  • Herpes Early Detection - $198. Tests for herpes. 
  • 10 panel testing - $198. Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, herpes 1, herpes 2, HIV 1 Ab, HIV 1 Ag, HIV 2 Ab.

Nurx

  • Basics Covered - $150. Tests for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.
  • Healthy Woman Kit - $190. Tests for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. 
  • Full Control Kit - $220. Tests for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and hepatitis C. 

With health insurance, each test kit costs $75 plus the $15 consultation fee and any applicable copays or deductibles. The consultation fee provides patients with unlimited access to the Nurx medical team regarding their STI results. 

Health Testing Centers

  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - $52. Tests for hepatitis B.
  • Hepatitis A - $59. Tests for hepatitis A.
  • Hepatitis C - $79. Tests for hepatitis C.
  • Trichomoniasis Test Kit - $79. Tests for trichomoniasis.  
  • HIV Test Kit - $79. Tests for HIV.  
  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhea (Genital) - $79. Tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. 
  • Chlamydia (Genital) - $79. Tests for chlamydia. 
  • Gonorrhea (female - genital) -  $79. Tests for gonorrhea. 
  • Herpes Type 2 Test Kit - $89. Tests for herpes 2. 
  • Ureaplasma & Mycoplasma Test Kit - $99. Tests for ureaplasma and mycoplasma. 
  • Chlamydia (urine) - $89. Tests for chlamydia.  
  • Gonorrhea (urine) - $89. Tests for gonorrhea. 
  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trichomoniasis Test Kit - $99. Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis.  
  • HIV - $99. Tests for HIV.  
  • HPV High Risk with Genotyping-Genital Test Kit - $99. Tests for HPV. 
  • T. Pallidum Screening - $129. Tests for treponema pallidum. 
  • ​​Chlamydia & Gonorrhea - $159. Tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. 
  • Complete STD Test Kit - $199. Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes type 2 (HSV 2), HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), syphilis, and trichomoniasis.
  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis - $199. ​​Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas.
  • Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) - $229. Tests for Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus.
  • Ureaplasma & Mycoplasma - $259. Tests for Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis.)
  • Hepatitis C Virus - $299. Tests for HCV. 
  • Total STD Test Kit - $349. Tests for HIV, HSV 2, HCV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, mycoplasma, ureaplasma and high risk HPV infection)
  • 10 Test STD Panel with Early Detection HIV - $449. Tests included are: Early HIV detection (HIV-1), Qualitative, RNA, herpes 1&2, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis (A,B&C). )
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2, DNA PCR -  $599. Tests for HSV DNA.

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STDcheck.com 

  • 10 Test Panel - $139. Tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis A, HIV (I & II), syphilis, hepatitis B, herpes I & II, hepatitis C. 
  • 10 Test Panel (w/ Early detection) -  $258. Tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis A, HIV (I & II), syphilis, hepatitis B, herpes I & II, hepatitis C and HIV RNA early detection. 
  • Chlamydia & gonorrhea -  $99. Tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. 
  • Herpes 1 & 2 - $79. Tests for herpes 1 & 2. 

Everlywell

  • Syphilis - $49. Tests for syphilis.
  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhea - $49. Tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
  • Hepatitis C Test - $49. Tests for hepatitis C.
  • HIV Test - $49. Tests for HIV.
  • Trichomoniasis Test - $49. Tests for trichomoniasis. 
  • STD Test - Male - $149. Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis, trichomoniasis & herpes simplex virus type 2.
  • STD Test - Female - $149. Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis, HSV-2 and trichomoniasis.

How much do STD tests cost out of pocket?

For patients not covered by health insurance, STD tests done at a doctor’s office usually cost $50 to $200 each, depending on the test. 

For people who would prefer to access private STD testing and do not have insurance, they may expect to pay $50 to $150 per test, depending on the disease, or a package of seven to 10 STD tests, including HIV, for about $300 to $400.

For patients covered by health insurance, tests sometimes are done at no charge to the patient. If not, typical out-of-pocket expenses consist of a laboratory copay of $10 to $30 per test.

Read: Free STD Testing: Does it exist?

Usually students can obtain discounted STD testing at their university health center.

For FDA approved HIV tests, you will usually need to spend between $45 and $60. Many insurance plans cover tests for some STDs as part of a yearly or routine wellness exam, or for high-risk patients, such as those with multiple partners, or if ordered by a doctor as a result of symptoms.

What do STD tests check for?

You can pretty much test for all common sexually transmitted diseases from the comfort of your home. 

You can test for: 

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis 
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • HPV
  • Mycoplasma
  • Trichomoniasis 
  • Ureaplasma 

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How long can an STD go undetected?

STDs can go unnoticed for up to 10 years. For example those who have HIV may not experience symptoms for 10 years. 

Infections like herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can be spread even if there are no symptoms. That said, there are some common symptoms of STDs, like itching, a burning sensation when you pee, and unusual and bad-smelling discharge. If you’re noticing any of these, then you need to see a health care provider right away.

How do you check for STDs at home?

You can easily check for STDs at home using an at-home STD test. 

Read: Home STD Testing: 6 Best At-Home STD Test Kits in 2021

How long does STD show up?

It can take 3 months for HIV to show up on a test according to Planned Parenthood

For other STDs, it may take a matter of days to a few weeks for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis to show up.

Written by Hannah Kingston on July 23 2021

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