The 5 Panel
The 5 Panel screens for Chlamydia, Trichomoniasis, Gonorrhea, HIV, and Syphilis -- and it’s our most recommended Kit for STIs. The overwhelming majority of STIs do not have symptoms and if left untreated, they can lead to pelvic pain, infertility and a whole lots of other long term consequences. But don’t worry: you’ll rest easy knowing that you’ve checked yourself out.
- 1 Sterile swab & 1 protective tube for vaginal sample.
- 1 Blood card & lancet for finger-pricking.
- 1 Alcohol prep pad & 1 bandage for pre- and post-prick.
- Biohazard bags & prepaid shipping label for easy mailing.
- Condom for… you know.
One vaginal swab and 1 blood panel sheet. That's all! With these 2 samples, we’ll conduct all 5 tests.
We wouldn’t leave you hanging at the “what happens now” point. We set up a telehealth consult if you are positive – and, if you want, if you are negative. We make sure you fully understand what your results mean and help identify what next steps you can take to get well and stay well. Whether negative or positive, your results always point a way forward, and we’ll help you find that path without fear, loathing, or confusion. Just clarity.
The frequency of STI screening varies based on a few different factors, like sexual activity and whether you’re in a monogamous relationship or not. We generally recommend a minimum of one 5 Panel kit every year and with all new partners -- as well as if you are unsure of your syphilis or HIV status, have a history with STIs or if you have had exposure to intravenous needles or injection drugs.
Questions? We’re here. Let us know that you would like to discuss with our clinical team here -- and we’ll set you up with a 15 minute personalized consult.
Every STI has an “stealth phase” after transmission, when the infection is present in the body but at such a low level it can’t be picked up by tests. These are called ‘window periods’, and they’re different for every STI. Check out the FAQs for more info on specific window periods -- and when you should be checked (or re-checked).
Because knowing the status of your sexual health shouldn’t be a hassle or a guilt-trip. Our kits let you check yourself out for STIs on your own time and in privacy — no strangers, appointments, or ‘confessions’ involved. Your life may be tbd, but we can help you determine your sexual status with ease, comfort, and clarity.
We need to discuss that our current Kits use vaginal swabs. We did this because swabs are more accurate and also generally preferred vs. urine. We can serve anyone who has a vagina with a swab, by birth or otherwise. We won’t be able to currently serve folks who may identify as women+ though, if they have a penis, but they are important to us and we are working hard to make a urine based kit soon.