LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital healthcare innovator myLAB Box, the first and only nationwide at-home STD testing service, today announced its latest innovation: a "Three-site Testing" option for its users. Specifically, this means that extragenital testing - screening of the rectum and throat in addition to genital-only examination - will now be available based on user needs.
Extragenital testing is critical to reducing the health crisis that currently impacts an estimated one third of U.S. adults. Genital-specific testing cannot always provide a complete picture of a user's health, and three-site testing is proving to be an enormously effective solution to the health risks associated with the transmission of STIs.
Current public health guidelines dictate that doctors should only recommend extragenital gonorrhea or chlamydia screening for the so-called "at-risk" population (gay men and HIV-positive individuals) which leaves a large number of asymptomatic infections undetected among the population. With the launch its new three-site initiative, myLAB Box takes a stand on putting all sexually active adults in complete control of their personal care.
A 2015 Johns Hopkins Medicine study examined 10,000 people at a Baltimore STI clinic. While the study showed a significantly larger rate of gonorrhea and chlamydia in the extragenital regions of "at-risk" individuals, it also found a surprisingly high rate in women as well. These women would not have been properly diagnosed without extragenital testing.
"Through myLAB Box's diligence, we've truly embraced a full package of testing options," stated Lora Ivanova, co-founder and CMO of myLAB Box. "The fact is, many more of us are at risk than was initially believed. myLAB Box is committed to offering our users the widest array of testing options available for each individual case, putting them in complete control of their sexual health and dating life."
myLAB Box is quickly becoming the new standard for sexual health with:
- at-home STD test packages for every lifestyle
- discreet packaging and free shipping
- easy five-minute tests can be completed whenever, wherever
- peace of mind with lab-certified results
- free physician treatment consultations for those with positive results
To learn more about the myLAB Box service, visit: www.mylabbox.com.
About myLAB Box
Founded in 2013, myLAB Box is the first company to offer a nationwide at-home screening platform for STDs. Championing the motto "Safe is Sexy" the innovative e-retailer presents a solution with unprecedented ease, convenience and price. Suitable for men and women, the service empowers users to detect prevalent infections early in or out of relationships and take better care of their health. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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