The right test for you

A comprehensive guide to testing, medical imaging and other health and illness prevention-related services. Click on the screening category to learn more about these services, individual tests & screening items

STD Screening

There are a number of serological test types including for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) / sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) / venereal diseases (VDs) as well as for Rubella as part of our Pre-Marital Health Check. Testing for chlamydia, herpes, HIV, gonorrhea and syphilis is offered. Testing for STDs is advised for all sexually active adults, particularly as a number of STDs have few or no symptoms.

VDRL
STD Screening

VDRL (Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) blood test for syphilis. Syphilis is caused by bacteria. Screening is advised for sexually active individuals, particularly those engaging in higher-risk activities including unprotected sex. The Treponema pallidum bacteria infect by penetrating into the lining of the mouth or genital area. Syphilis develops in a number of stages and the symptoms can vary dependent on the stage, with some symptoms seemingly minor and hardly noticeable. If left untreated, syphilis can lead to neurological and cardiovascular problems as well as complications in pregnancy and childbirth.