Our STI Screening Package Explained

What are the tests in the STI Screening Package?

Even if you feel healthy, it’s important to get these tests done at least once a year. Experts have designed this package to get you the best tests you need to stay healthy.

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests, add extra tests or take out any test. Choose what suits your needs!

Full package: R971

Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR)

This test screens for syphilis. An RPR test simply requires a blood sample. Little to no preparation is needed.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is a bacterial infection spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sex with someone who has the infection.

A chlamydia test looks for the chlamydia bacteria in a sample of fluid from your body.

HIV Screening Antibody (AB)

The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), also known as an enzyme immunoassay (EIA), is used to detect HIV antibodies and antigens in the blood. This is the most common HIV tests use blood to detect HIV infection. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests a patient’s blood sample for antibodies.

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg)

This test looks for hepatitis B surface antigens in your blood. The test is used to find out whether you have a recent or long-standing infection from the (HBV). HBV has proteins called antigens on its surface that cause your immune system to make antibodies. Hepatitis B surface antigens can be found in your blood within several weeks after the infection starts. They are one of the earliest signs of a hepatitis B infection.

Herpes IgG + IGM

A herpes IgM (immunoglobulin M) test is a blood test that can detect early herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. HSV is a contagious condition that causes sores around the mouth or genitals. A herpes IgM test can detect early HSV infection by looking for IgM antibodies. Your body produces IgM and IgG antibodies after HSV infection. The IgM test can detect HSV earlier than the IgG test.

Additional tests

Vaginal MCS

This test looks for candidiasis, Trichomonas vaginalis, and bacterial infections (including gonorrhoea).

R600

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

If you are at risk for an HPV infection this test is crucial to take control of your health.

R1 400

Gonorrhoea

If you are at risk for a Gonorrhoea infection, it is crucial to take control of your health.

R403

Our Annual Wellness Packages

  • The Advanced Men’s Wellness Package

    Includes: Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Chlamydia, HIV Screening Antibody (AB), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), & Herpes IgG + IGM

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • The Advanced Women’s Wellness Package

    Includes: Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Creatine Kinase MB, Vitamin B12, & Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • The Men’s Annual Wellness Package (Foundation)

    Includes: Fasting Glucose, FBC, Lipogram panel, LFT, UA, TSH, U & E and Creatinine & Vit D

    Lab results in 48-72hrs – No referral required.

  • Women’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

    Includes: Fasting Glucose, FBC, Lipogram panel, LFT, UA, TSH, & Vit D

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

Book with Epicentre

For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa. We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

Our Popular Packages

  • Women’s Fertility Package

    Includes: Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, Luteinizing Hormone, Serum Progesterone, Prolactin

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • The Advanced Men’s Wellness Package

    Includes: Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Chlamydia, HIV Screening Antibody (AB), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), & Herpes IgG + IGM

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • The Advanced Women’s Wellness Package

    Includes: Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Creatine Kinase MB, Vitamin B12, & Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • HPV Screening Package

    Includes: HPV Test

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required