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STD Testing Comparison: The Best STD Testing Companies 2021

If you’re in the process of trying to get tested and looking for an STD testing comparison of different providers, we’ve assembled this helpful guide just for you. We’ve outlined a few major STD testing companies and summarized their test offerings, their process and a few additional pros and cons to help you make the right decision for you, because we know you need to find the right testing option for you, and quickly.

We also know that getting tested regularly at a professional STD testing center is important, and it’s our hope that finding the right provider for your needs ensures a smooth testing experience that you feel comfortable using again the next time you need to get tested.

STD Testing Companies

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We realize that some patients might be looking for a different testing experience than the one we provide. Of course, you might say we’re a little biased when it comes to ranking Priority STD Testing among these other providers, but we’ve tried to outline the testing factors we feel are the most important for you and millions of other patients. We’re dedicated to providing the best possible testing experience for our patients, and we would be doing them a disservice to not strive to excel in the areas outlined here.

Here’s a comparison of a few different popular providers, rated for a few different important factors at a glance.

PrioritySTDTesting.com

Priority STD Testing offers fast, affordable and convenient STD testing performed in certified labs by trained technicians. Priority STD Testing offers a range of different STD and STI testing options, including panels to test for multiple infections at once, as well as early detection testing. Priority STD Testing can also provide treatment options for certain infections following a positive test result. Test results are highly accurate and fast, and available online instantly, with customer care representatives available to answer any questions you may have.

Pros

  • Offers full range of early detection tests, FDA-approved testing for recent exposure (HIV and herpes)
  • Allows patients to check for partial test results, so you don’t have to wait for every test result to return when getting multiple tests at a time
  • Completely automated online and ordering results
  • Excellent customer service
  • Treatment options for chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis in all states
  • Offers full-refund within 30 days of purchase
  • Numerous locations nationwide
  • Offers tests for most common STDs and STIs, including panels with multiple testing options.
  • Fast (as soon as same-day testing and days for results)

Cons

  • No HSV treatment options
  • Specifically does STD testing, no general wellness testing

SameDaySTDTesting.com

Same Day STD Testing offers a wide range of STD and STI testing options that are performed at lab locations across the country. In addition to blood and urine tests performed by lab technicians, Same Day STD Testing also offers swab test options, which can be self-administered and returned to the lab location for processing.

Pros

  • Full range of early detection testing
  • Uses FDA approved tests at Quest Diagnostics
  • Offers tests for most common STDs and STIs
  • Fast (as soon as same-day) testing
  • Also offers at-home swab tests.

Cons

  • Does not offer online ordering or results
  • No weekend support
  • Higher priced than most other testing services
  • No refund, no exceptions
  • Does not offer panels (multiple tests for a reduced cost)

STDCheck.com

STD Check offers quick and convenient testing at partner lab locations nationwide. They offer a range of testing options for the most common STDs and STIs, including panels and early detection testing for certain infections.

Pros

  • Offers online ordering and results
  • Offers testing at Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp
  • Offers early detection HIV test
  • Can prescribe treatment options for certain infections

Cons

  • Does not offer early detection testing for herpes
  • Does not offer initial trichomoniasis testing
  • Does not offer partial results, patients must wait for the final report to be complete
  • Charges 20% for cancellations

HealthTestingCenters

Health Testing Centers offers in-lab and at-home STD testing options, in addition to other kinds of health and wellness testing. Individual tests and test panels are available for the most common STDs and STIs.

Pros

  • Offers online ordering and results
  • Offers testing at both Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp
  • Offers early detection testing for HIV
  • Full refunds within 30 days

Cons

  • Does not offer early detection for herpes
  • Does not offer partial results, must wait for final report
  • At-home testing options less accurate

Everlywell

Everlywell offers at-home testing kits for STDs and other kinds of health and wellness testing. The test kits are ordered online, shipped to your home to complete, and then mailed back for lab processing. The test range is limited compared to other providers, with fewer options available.

Pros

  • Convenient testing at home
  • Offers additional tests outside of STD testing
  • Free treatment for bacterial infections

Cons

  • Not as accurate as lab testing
  • Shipping times required, takes substantially longer than same-day lab testing
  • Self-collection can sometimes be difficult

Nurx

Nurx is a provider focused on addressing a few different issues related to sexual health, including STD testing. Nurx also offers birth control, HIV PREP, emergency contraception and migraine treatment in addition to STD testing and treatment. The STD and STI tests are administered through at-home kits.

Pros

  • Convenient testing at home
  • Offers services outside of STI testing
  • Treatment options available for certain infections

Cons

  • Collection instructions are difficult to understand
  • Shipping times required, takes substantially longer than same-day lab testing
  • Not as accurate as lab testing

myLab Box

myLab Box offers a variety of at-home health testing kits, including STD testing kits. The STD and STI testing options are varied, with a range of individual and multiple testing options.

Pros

  • Convenient testing at home
  • Offers additional tests outside of STD testing
  • Wide variety of testing options for individual and panel/group tests

Cons

  • Collection instructions are difficult to understand
  • Shipping times required, takes substantially longer than same-day lab testing
  • Not as accurate as lab testing

LetsGetChecked

LetsGetChecked is another at-home testing kit provider. LetsGetChecked offers a few individual and panel STD testing kits, as well as a range of general health and wellness testing kits.

Pros

  • Convenient testing at home
  • Offers additional tests outside of STD testing
  • Clear collection instructions
  • Offers worldwide testing

Cons

  • Shipping time required
  • Slow test results
  • Processing labs are not based in the US
  • Not as accurate as lab testing

Getting Tested with Priority STD Testing

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One of the biggest differentiators among the providers listed here is whether they offer lab testing or at-home testing kits. Which process you prefer is up to you, but there are a few reasons why we’ve chosen to provide lab testing for our STD testing options.

Convenient

Testing through Priority STD Testing is convenient and easy. Because of our large partner lab network and online ordering capabilities, you can quickly and easily order your tests online, find a lab location near you and complete your testing in a matter of minutes. Our testing is easy to fit into any busy schedule: no waiting for kits to be shipped or returned, and no long waits for appointments like at a clinic or doctor’s office.

Accurate

We also prefer lab testing because it tends to be more accurate than at-home testing, and accuracy is key when it comes to something so crucial for your sexual health and that of your partners. Because at-home tests are self-administered, there’s a higher probability for error. Even with perfectly performed at-home tests, issues can still arise from the tests’ packaging or transit to and from your home. With lab testing, your test is performed by a certified lab and highly trained technicians who begin processing your sample right away, reducing the risk for inaccurate results or other errors.

Fast

Lab testing through Priority STD Testing is fast—it is priority, after all. You can order online and immediately head to a testing center (if they’re open, that is) for your testing. Many lab locations are open throughout the week and on Saturdays, so you won’t have to wait long to make your visit. Test results are processed in 24-72 hours, and if you’re getting multiple tests, Priority STD Testing allows you to check on individual test results as they come in instead of waiting for all of your testing to be processed

Confidential

Priority STD Testing is completely confidential, and we take special care to protect your privacy at every step of the way, from your initial order to finalizing your results.

So which option is the best?

Considering this STD testing comparison of various services, which one is best for you? Figuring out which STD testing provider is the “best” for you is going to depend on you and your specific needs or preferences. Whatever you choose, the most important thing is that you’re getting tested and making a smart, informed and healthy decision for you, your body, and your partners.