Many STDs, including HIV, present few obvious symptoms in their early stages. Routine testing can alert you to an infection, preserve your physical health, and provide peace of mind.
At BLISS Health, we have an on-site laboratory designed to keep patients sexually healthy and free of HIV and STDs. Once you become a patient, we can also conduct generic screens like a complete blood count (CBC), lipid panel, or basic metabolic panel.
If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, contact the office online or call (407) 203-5984.
What types of lab tests does BLISS Health perform?
BLISS Health primarily serves patients who are young, sexually active, and members of the LGBTQIA community. Some of the most common conditions we test for include:
- Hepatitis A, B, C
Whenever possible, we provide test results within 24 hours. Currently, we offer rapid testing for the seasonal flu, COVID-19, and HIV. Non-urgent testing may take longer, but results typically arrive within two weeks.
How does lab testing work?
We offer several types of lab testing, including:
An in-office lab work appointment typically takes an hour or less. At the beginning of your visit, you check-in and meet with your physician. Your doctor orders the necessary tests and draws several vials of blood.
Afterward, they submit your samples to the on-site laboratory for analysis. Rapid tests provide results by the time you leave the office while more comprehensive panels take longer.
Testing by mail
BLISS Health’s mailed lab test program isn’t up and running yet, but it will be sometime in 2021. This program allows you to order a test kit via our website or app, or by calling the clinic. We send you a compact and discreet testing kit, called the “Little Black Box,” directly to your home.
Once you receive the kit, follow the instructions to collect the necessary samples. Afterward, send your samples back to us via mail. The on-site laboratory evaluates your samples and then contacts you with the results. If your results suggest an appointment is necessary, we call you to schedule either in-person or via telemedicine.
By offering lab work through the mail, we hope to expand our sexual health offerings far beyond Orlando and Central Florida.
What type of lab work will benefit me?
The type of lab work that will most benefit you depends on your age, lifestyle, and medical history. If you’re a new patient, we start by ordering a rapid HIV and viral count test. If you’ve already established care, we make recommendations based on the symptoms you’re experiencing and needs.