What we offer
Rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of 6 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) pathogens. PCR testing allows for significant increases in sensitivity and specificity yielding the most accurate results in 24 hours or less.
PCR vs. Culture STI testing
Unlike bacterial or viral culture, PCR testing DOES NOT require the pathogen to be alive in order to identify genetic code.
Also, PCR testing DOES NOT require the infection to exist long enough to develop a detectable antibody reaction.
Allowing Real Diagnostics to detect diseases EARLIER.
New STDs each year
CDC estimates that there are more than 19.7 million new STIs in the United States each year.
Percent of young people
Young people (ages 15-24) are particularly affected, accounting for half (50 percent) of all new STIs, although they represent just 25 percent of the sexually experienced population.
CDC’s analysis suggests that there are more than 110 million STIs overall among men and women nationwide.
New STI totals in the US
STIs Among Older Adults
Infection rates for sexually transmitted diseases keep climbing among Americans 45 and older, part of a larger national trend that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says must be confronted.
According to the CDC, cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia among Americans 45 and older increased by 20% from 2015 to 2016. While infection rates among people ages 15-24 remain the highest, the largest increase in infection rates were among people ages 45 and up.