Sexual Health Testing in Geraldton
Better2Know’s sexual health testing services are available in Geraldton. We have private, conveniently located STI testing centres situated throughout the city, including the suburbs of Beresford and Wonthella.
What is the difference between an STD and an STI?
The two terms mean the same group of infections. An STD is a Sexually Transmitted Disease, and STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection. Doctors felt that people are more likely to get tested for an infection than a disease.
At your confidential appointment, your samples will be collected by an experienced phlebotomist. All samples are then sent directly to our accredited laboratory for fast and accurate analysis. Depending on your test or screen, your results should be ready within one to five working days from the receipt of your sample by the lab. We can contact you personally when all your results are ready. Should you need to speak to a doctor either before your test or following your results, Better2Know can make the appropriate arrangements for you.
Please see the map below to locate our facilities in Geraldton.
STI and HIV Testing in Geraldton
Chlamydia is Australia’s most frequently diagnosed sexually transmitted infection, with young people aged between 15 and 24 the group worst affected. Chlamydia testing is available individually and can also be combined with testing for other infections as part of a more complete STI screen. One of our most popular screens is the Early Platinum Screen. This includes testing for:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes I/II
Our Early Platinum Screen will detect all these infections only 14 days after any possible exposure. This short incubation period requirement is achieved thanks to Better2Know's innovative use of cutting edge DNA analytical technologies. It is also possible to add testing for other infections onto this screen, including HPV, which is one of the leading causes of cervical and ovarian cancers in women, and throat cancers in men.
If you would like to arrange an appointment in Geraldton online, you can do so by selecting the Book Now button above and following the instructions. To make a booking over the phone, contact our welcoming Patient Services team at any time, day or night, on the telephone number listed above.