How is an STD Screen and Test Done?

How is an STD Screen and Test Done?

STD testing is done by first collecting a specimen (blood, cervical/vaginal secretions or urine). 

WNLC’s Baton Rouge location offers a urine test for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. The nurse will walk you through the steps of the actual test. Then the specimen will be sent to the lab for testing. You will be told at the time of your visit when to expect the results. Once the results are reviewed, you will be contacted and given your results. You may be asked to return to our office for counseling or treatment. Rest assured that your health and your privacy are very important to us.

If you have additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call 225.663.6470


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of health and Human Services, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Workshop Summary: Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention, June 12-13, 2000, found here (a review of 138 scientific studies concerning condom effectiveness published July 20, 2001, accessed 1-12-07).
“The Silent Epidemic” Brochure,1994, California Nurses for Ethical Standards (revised 2006).
Centers for Disease Control, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, (accessed 1-21-2009)