Essential STD Test
Test to detect 10 pathogens responsible for the major sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Essential STD Test at the airport
The Essential STD Test analyses through a urine sample the presence of 10 types of sexually transmitted diseases. This type of test is addressed to those people whose symptoms have shown up or who have had risky sexual intercourse, or who simply want to know their sexual health condition, since the symptoms of many infections do not appear in the first stages of the disease. Most of STDs have an incubation period after a sexual encounter. In order to detect the possible presence of pathogens and guarantee the reliability of results, it is important to consider the window period of each of the infections and thus avoid false negatives.
Essential STD Test
Detects the presence of 10 pathogens
Test available only at the following airports: Madrid T2 and T4.
What does the Essential STD Test analyse?
The Essential STD Test detects the presence of 10 pathogens causing the main sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, depending on the pathogen causing the infection. Most of these infections affect both men and women. The diseases detected by the Essential STD are: candidiasis, chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital herpes virus, genital mycoplasma, syphilis or trichomoniasis.
It is an infection caused by a type of fungus. It is usually suffered by women, producing thick vaginal discharge and itching or burning in the area. In men, it normally provokes a superficial infection in the glans. Treatment is usually topical through the administration of vaginal ovules or the use of specific creams.
It is a highly contagious bacterial infection causing sores in the genital area. Symptoms usually appear four to ten days after the contact with the infected person. However, if detected on time, it can be easily treated with antibiotics. It affects both men and women.
One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases which usually is unnoticed because, in general, its symptoms do not show up. This is a bacterial infection which may be easily cured through the administration of antibiotics. It affects both men and women.
A very common bacterial infection, especially in young people. It can be treated with antibiotics and there are usually no symptoms. It may affect both men and women.
It is a very contagious viral infection causing sores around the mouth and lips and blisters in genitals and the areas around them. In general, there are no complications and it has a treatment available. It affects both men and women.
Urinary tract bacterial infection. It affects both men and women and can be easily treated with antibiotics. Otherwise, it may cause urethritis in men, as well as cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease or even fertility problems in women.
It is a bacterial infection provoking sores in the genital area, lips and mouth. A lot of infected people may take years before they begin noticing any symptoms. However, if detected on time, it can be easily treated with antibiotics. It affects both men and women.
Genital bacterial infection which normally affects more women than men. In general, symptoms do not appear and, consequently, may go unnoticed.
What is the window period?
The window period is an indicator of the pathogen incubation time frame and gives a hint of the time that must elapse for the performance of a reliable STD Test. The following table shows the window periods relating to the incubation of the different diseases analysed using our Essential STD Test:
Window Period (days)
Chancroid or Ducrey’s soft chancre
Where is the STD testing service available?
As it is a urine sample, no fasting is required before getting tested. Your result values will remain unaltered.
We try to ensure that all results are returned to clients within 24 hours. Approximate delivery or availability of test results will occur the next business day after the test is performed. Results for tests performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be delivered on Monday. However, if you have not received your results within this time, please call our customer service +34 91 825 76 57 or write us in the following contact form.
Yes. They are 100% confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone else, including your general practitioner. Your results will not be included in your medical records. Your Unique Reference Number is required to get your results; without it, they will not be delivered.
The report of the Essential STD Test results indicates a positive or negative result for each of the 10 pathogens analysed. In case of infection, the result will be positive; in the absence of infection, it will be negative.
If you are positive for any of the 10 infections, in your report of results you will find some tips depending on the pathogen.
You can, if the window period has not been respected. That is why we recommend taking into account the days that may have elapsed from the exposure before getting tested. You can refer to the window periods of each disease in section Which is the window period? Immunosuppressed patients can be false negatives even after the window period has elapsed.