The Standard STI Panel tests for 7 of the most commonly transmitted sexually transmitted infections. Providing insights into patients' general sexual health status. In order to offer convenient and discreet STI testing the Standard STI Panel has been developed to utilize serum or dried blood spot collection methods.
US BioTek utilizes different testing processes to provide one panel with the ability to utilize different collection methods.
The Nucleic Acid Amplified Test Polymerase Chain Reaction (NAAT PCR) is run on every panel regardless of blood collection type. Nucleic Acid Amplified Tests enable sensitive detection of low-density viral and parasitic infections through the amplification of specific DNA or RNA sequences providing options for both qualitative and quantitative results
Serum samples utilize the Enhanced Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLA) technology provides lower detection limits with a wide dynamic measuring range.
Dried Blood Spot Collections
Dried Blood Spot samples utilize the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) technology which is an established immunological technique widely used to detect the presence of specific antibodies or antigens in the blood.