When it comes to their emotional, physical, and reproductive health, women face a variety of unique and life-changing difficulties. Women may be harmed by discriminatory sociocultural factors such as gender bias in healthcare. Here’s a primer on some of the most common lab tests for women’s health you can get at a clinical laboratory in Florida.
- Cervical Cancer Screening
It is strongly advised that all women over the age of 21 undergo a pap and/or HPV test every 3-5 years for early identification and hence more successful treatment if necessary. Both tests, which can be done in a doctor’s office or a medical laboratory, entail inserting metal or plastic equipment known as a speculum into your vagina to widen it. The cervix’s cells and mucus are then collected and submitted to a laboratory for inspection and accurate diagnosis.
- Diabetic Health Panel
Women who have had gestational diabetes or who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Diabetes testing is recommended for everyone over the age of 45, but it is especially critical for women who have certain diseases or other risk factors.
- STI PANELS
Sexually active women are especially vulnerable to these, with the most frequent being HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Sexually active young adults and adolescents under the age of 25 are included. Doctors check patients for chlamydia and gonorrhea by using urine PCR testing or swabbing the cervix. If left untreated, both can develop into pelvic inflammatory disease, which causes various consequences, including potential infertility.
Quality Clinical Lab DBA Express Laboratory Services LLC encourages people of all gender identities to get regular health and wellness screenings. Get express laboratory in Holiday, Florida today!