Did you know?

Those who have Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are at a higher risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Addiction recovery centers and substance abuse treatment centers present great opportunities to offer counseling for STIs. Those who have SUDs are at a higher risk for contracting an STI due to the behaviors associated with drug abuse, and therefore should be tested regularly.

Many physicians are hesitant to test for STIs because they are unsure of how to treat a positive result. Gravity Diagnostics STI reports can help with that—the backside of our report contains the CDC treatment guidelines for positive STI results, as well as alternative medication options.

Our STI test panel includes:
• Chlamydia Trachomatis
• Gardnerella Vaginalis
• Mycoplasma Genitalium
• Neisseria Gonorrhoeae
• Trichomonas Vaginalis
• Ureaplasma Urealyticum

STI testing can be done using urine, just like toxicology testing. If you are already doing toxicology testing, STI testing can be done with the same specimen with just a few more simple steps. If you want to test for Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), an e-swab must be used.

If you are interested in broadening your scope of services with STI testing for your customers, please contact Tony Remington at aremington@gravitydiagnostics.com to discuss opportunities and ways to partner.

About Gravity Diagnostics

Gravity Diagnostics is a full-service state-of-the-art CLIA laboratory licensed in all 50 states providing innovative laboratory testing including Infectious Diseases, Toxicology, and Pharmacogenomics. We are an advocate for physicians, patients, and our communities, supporting them with unsurpassed integrity, regulatory compliance, and clinical expertise. Our pledge to deliver the highest professional operating standards in the laboratory service industry coupled with ongoing research and support exemplifies our commitment to being provider engaged, patient-focused, and make the communities we serve a healthier place to live. Learn more about the work we are doing at gravitydiagnostics.com/media.