Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) April 14, 2014
For the month of April 2014, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off all STD testing including the New HIV 4th Generation Test. The HIV 4th Generation test uses the most current testing technology to provide an HIV screening that is more sensitive and has an earlier detection window than previous HIV tests. Customers can order this test and save using promo code SXHLTH10. This special savings is a great opportunity for people who may be at risk to order the 4th Generation test. This test provides an initial screening as well as follow up testing if results warrant. Request A Test offers testing in a variety of categories that anyone can order without having to first schedule a doctor's appointment or get approval from an insurance provider. Ordering is quick and easy and customers can choose from 1000's of lab locations across the country. Testing can be ordered at any time but this special savings is only valid until the end of April.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are 1.2 million people with HIV in the United States. Nearly 20% of those are unaware of the infection. HIV attacks T-cells, an important part of the body's immune system which normally allows it to fight off viruses and infections. Over time, HIV can leave the body unable to protect itself which puts a person at risk for serious health complications. HIV can develop into AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), a condition where a person has a very low number of T-cells or has been diagnosed with certain infections or cancers. These conditions can often prove fatal. In some people, HIV will initially display flu like symptoms. The common nature of these symptoms coupled with the fact that many people show no symptoms at all, make it very easy for a person to be unaware that they are infected with HIV. The CDC recommends periodic HIV screening for all individuals between 13 and 64 with more common screenings for those who engage in high risk behaviors such as sex with multiple partners and intravenous drug use.
New research and developments in HIV testing technology have led to the development of the Fourth Generation HIV Antigen/Antibody Test. The 4th Generation test looks for HIV IgM and IgG antibodies as well as the HIV p24 Antigen. This new test provides an earlier detection period which can detect recent HIV infections sooner than previous testing methods. Early detection is key to successful treatment and the 4th Generation Test can detect HIV infections as early as 20 days after exposure with some people being detectable even sooner. This test can identify an estimated 80-90% of cases which may not have been detectable at that point by previous generation testing. The 4th Generation test also includes reflexive testing to help confirm positive results. In the event of a positive result, the initial test will be repeated. If any of the repeat tests also come back positive, an HIV Multispot test will be run. If the Multispot test does not detect anything, a Qualitative HIV RNA test will be run as well. With multiple detection levels, the 4th generation test is designed to provide a sensitive and thorough screening to give people greater accuracy and peace of mind.
Request A Test continues to update their test selection as new testing methods become available. The HIV 4th Generation Test represents the most current HIV testing technology available. This month gives customers a special opportunity to order this test along with a variety of other STD tests and save even more off of Request A Test's already discounted prices. Remember to use promo code SXHLTH10 when ordering to save. This offer expires April 30th, 2014. To place an order or for more information about the services provided by Request A Test, go to http://www.requestatest.com or call 1-888-732-2348 to speak to a representative.
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Request A Test is a national lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. Dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and accurate information in a high quality, professional setting.