There are some people that feel fear and anxiety even the mention of a health test, which results in them putting off important checkups. If you are worried about how the STD test is performed you will be able to take a deep breath and relax. The simple procedure is quick, painless and the majority of those who are tested will never feel more than a quick prick of the needle when their blood is drawn.
Physical Exam—A health care provider may examine your anus or genitals for any signs of warts, discharge, sores, or rashes. For women, this exam is similar to pelvic exams. Some private testing providers do not require a prior physical examination and require only taking samples to conduct their testing.
Blood Sample—Your provider may take a blood sample that will be tested.
Urine Sample—To test for an STD, you may be asked to urinate into a cup.
Saliva, Discharge, cell, tissue sample—Your provider will use a swap to collect samples that will be examined.
A STD test will only takes a few minutes, and it is noticeably faster than your annual health checkup. In most instances a health care professional will ask you a few routine questions about your lifestyle and sexual activity, before the procedure is started. When you are tested for STD/STIs blood will be quickly and painlessly drawn, and then sent to a lab. Even those with a fear of needles will find that there is nothing to be concerned about during a STD test. This is the only sure way for you to find out if you are infected with a sexually transmitted disease.