Our STD or STI tests are rapid-screen tests designed to do privately at home, giving you fast results within 15 minutes.

They are 98-99% accurate in the detection of sexually transmitted infections.

The accuracy of STD tests are based on terms called "Specificity" and "Sensitivity".

**Specificity vs Sensitivity**Each of our tests has a value for Specificity and Sensitivity. These values tell you how accurate an STD test is in giving a negative or positive result.

Basically, **Specificity** = true negative, and **Sensitivity** = true positive.

We've provided this quick-reference table below to explain the accuracy of each of our STD tests. Read on for an explanation of what the terms mean in plain English.

**What do Specificity and Sensitivity mean?**

**Specificity** is basically a true negative, meaning how accurate a negative test result is (a result that says you don't have the infection).

For example, our Syphilis test has a specificity of 98%. If you used this test and got a negative result, the negative result would be 98% accurate. Another way to think of it is 1-in-50 tests can give a false negative (you tested negative, but you do have the infection).

**Sensitivity** is basically a true positive, meaning how accurate a positive test result is (a result that says you do have the infection).

For example, our Gonorrhea test has a sensitivity of 98.8%. If you used this test and got a positive result, the positive result would be 98.8% accurate. Another way to think of it is 1-in-83 tests can give a false positive (you tested positive, but you do not actually have the infection).

**How does this compare with lab tests?**

Most lab-based tests are considered 99.9% accurate. However, like anything in life, nothing is 100% accurate.

**What if I'm worried about an STD test result?**

If you get a negative result but have symptoms, or if you're just worried, it's best to talk with your doctor or a Well Revolution doctor.

If you test positive, the doctor will decide if treatment is appropriate for you, or if a follow-up laboratory test is needed.

Either way, you've done the right thing by testing in the first place. To be safe, it's recommended to test every 6 months.