STD Screening in Singapore

Singapore STD Screening & Treatment Centre (DTAP)

Established since 2005, DTAP Singapore has conducted over 43,000 HIV & Rapid STD tests. DTAP’s STD Screening Centre can help you detect sexually transmitted diseases and infections accurately.

While seldom talked about in public, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are more common than we think. This is especially so among young people, or more accurately, anyone who is sexually active.

STIs refers to any infection that is passed from one person to another through sexual intercourse (this also includes oral and anal sex); sometimes through direct contact with the genitals.

What are STDs?

STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) are bacteria, viruses and parasites that are transmitted from one person to another primarily during sexual intercourse. STDs can infect the penis, the vagina, the anus, the throat and even the eyes. Certain STDs can also cause symptoms in places other than the sexual organs.

For example, Syphilis can result in a rash that covers the whole body including the palms and the soles. In fact, more worryingly, many STDs can infect a person and stay completely invisible without causing any symptoms (also known as asymptomatic infections).

These cases are particularly challenging as patients do not even know that they have been infected, and therefore do not get tested and treated. They then not only potentially suffer serious long term complications caused by the infection, but they can also unknowingly pass the infection onto others.

Regular STD Screening

Regular screening for STDs is recommended for all sexually active adults regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. Aside from regular screening as part of a comprehensive health maintenance schedule, STD screening is also frequently done by people starting a new sexual relationship, getting married or entering into a long term monogamous relationship.

The requirements for STD screening depend on the patient’s sexual practices. A blood test is usually required. And, depending on the individual’s sexual practices, a urine sample, vaginal swab, throat swab or an anal swab may also be required.

STD Screening Process in Singapore

During the consultation, your doctor will access your STD risk and perform physical examinations before recommending you on the relevant STD screening package or STD test.

DTAP’s STD screening package allows you to add on other individual STD test(s). The STD screening packages are designed based on your sexual exposure risks and different sexual activities.

Rapid Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Testing with next day result is available in all our clinics.

STD Screening Price List (Singapore)

STD Pack 1STD Pack 2STD Pack 3
$65$107$129
HIVHIVHIV
SyphilisSyphilisSyphilis
Hepatitis BHepatitis BHepatitis B
Hepatitis CHerpes 1 & 2
STD Pack 4STD Pack 5STD Pack 6
$214$300$365
HIVHIVHIV
SyphilisSyphilisSyphilis
Hepatitis AHepatitis A
Hepatitis BHepatitis BHepatitis B
Hepatitis CHepatitis CHepatitis C
Herpes (HSV) 1 & 2Herpes (HSV) 1 & 2Herpes (HSV) 1 & 2
ChlamydiaChlamydia
Gonorrhea
Essential STD ScreeningSTD Screening without HIVSTD Screening with HIV
$236$450$493
HIVHIV
SyphilisSyphilisSyphilis
ChlamydiaChlamydiaChlamydia
GonorrhoeaGonorrhoeaGonorrhea
Herpes 1 & 2Herpes 1 & 2
Hepatitis BHepatitis B
Hepatitis CHepatitis C
UreaplasmaUreaplasma
MycoplasmaMycoplasma
TrichomonasTrichomonas
GardnerellaGardnerella
CandidaCandida

The above packages tests for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia from a single site (Urine, Vaginal, Throat or Anus).

Please inform your Doctor should you require screening for more than one site. – STD Screening Singapore

Each additional site tested costs $214 (Next day results).

Packaged Rapid STD Screening Price List (Fast Results)

Rapid Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCRRapid STD Screening + 3rd Gen HIV TestRapid STD Screening + 4th Gen HIV Test
$266$320$427
HIV (Instant Results)HIV (Instant Results)
Syphilis (Instant Results)Syphilis (Instant Results)
Chlamydia (Next Day Results)Chlamydia (Next Day Results)Chlamydia (Next Day Results)
Gonorrhoea (Next Day Results)Gonorrhoea (Next Day Results)Gonorrhoea (Next Day Results)
Trichomoniasis (Next Day Results) ** add onTrichomoniasis (Next Day Results) ** add onTrichomoniasis (Next Day Results) ** add on

The above packages tests for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia from a single site (Urine, Vaginal, Throat or Anus).

Please inform your doctor should you require screening for more than one site.

Each additional site tested costs $214.

** Trichomoniasis (Next Day Results) is available as an optional add on for $266

Standalone Rapid Screening Price List (Fast Results)

Rapid TestPriceTurn-around Time
Rapid Fingerprick HIV 1/2 test (3rd Generation)$5420 mins
Rapid Fingerprick HIV Combo Antigen/Antibody test (4th Generation)$16220 mins
Syphilis$5420 mins
Chlamydia + Gonorrhoea$266 Next Day
Trichomoniasis$266 Next Day
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2$266 (For testing of ulcers/ blisters or other skin lesions.) Next Day

Urine & Semen STD Screening

STD Urine ScreeningSTD Semen Screening
$300$370
Chlamydia**Chlamydia
Gonorrhoea**Gonorrhoea
UreaplasmaUreaplasma
MycoplasmaMycoplasma
TrichomonasTrichomonas
GardnerellaGardnerella
CandidaCandida
Urine BacteriaSterpotococcus
UFEMESemen Bacteria

** STD Urine Screening with Rapid Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea Testing is $353. Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea Test Result will be available in Next Working Day.

The above packages tests for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia from a single site (Urine, Vaginal, Throat or Anus).

Please inform your Doctor should you require screening for more than one site.

Non-Rapid Test for each additional site tested costs $162 (3 to 7 working days for results).

Rapid Test for each additional site tested costs $214 (Next day results).

Women’s STD Screening Services in Singapore

Vaginal Discharge ScreeningSTD Vaginal Screening (w/o HIV)STD Vaginal Screening + HIV
$370$562$585
ChlamydiaChlamydiaChlamydia
GonorrhoeaGonorrhoeaGonorrhoea
UreaplasmaUreaplasmaUreaplasma
MycoplasmaMycoplasmaMycoplasma
TrichomonasTrichomonasTrichomonas
GardnerellaGardnerellaGardnerella
CandidaCandidaCandida
Vaginal BacteriaVaginal BacteriaVaginal Bacteria
StreptococcusStreptococcusStreptococcus
HIV
SyphilisSyphilis
Herpes (HSV) 1 & 2Herpes (HSV) 1 & 2
Hepatitis BHepatitis B
Hepatitis CHepatitis C

STD Screening with General Health Screening

STD + Health Screening w/o HIVSTD + Health Screening with HIV
$600$621
HIV
SyphilisSyphilis
Herpes (HSV) 1 & 2Herpes (HSV) 1 & 2
Hepatitis BHepatitis B
Hepatitis CHepatitis C
ChlamydiaChlamydia
GonorrhoeaGonorrhoea
UreaplasmaUreaplasma
MycoplasmaMycoplasma
TrichomonasTrichomonas
GardnerellaGardnerella
CandidaCandida
CholesterolCholesterol
SugerSuger
LiverLiver
KidneyKidney
ThyroidThyroid
Full Blood CountFull Blood Count

Modes of STD Screenings at DTAP Singapore

STDs / STIs can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, through sexual contact and through blood contact. Depending on conditions, your doctor may recommend a STD blood testSTD urine test or STD swab test. For STD swab tests, the test may be performed on the penis, vaginal, rectal area, throat area, or another infected areas.

Preparation for STD Screenings

  • URINE STD TEST – Please hold your urine for at least 2 hours prior to the urine STD test.
  • VAGINAL SWAB – Please  avoid  vaginal STD swab during menstruation.
  • ABNORMAL DISCHARGE – Please avoid cleaning off any abnormal discharge from the penisvagina, throat, and/or anus. A swab sample will be collected.
  • TEST RESULTS – Results of STD test and STD screening will take 3 – 7 working days.

Results can be communicated via phone or email. Preserving patient confidentiality is of utmost priority. Therefore reports will NOT be snail mailed by post.

STD Treatment

STD screening is essential in determining your STD status. Many STDs can be cured with the correct antibiotics. Others can be managed with medication. Knowing your status also allows you to take steps to protect your partner while the infection is being treated. Leaving an infection untreated can lead to serious complications like infertility.

What may be a aggravating factor is trying to self treat with home remedies such as apple cider vinegar or over the counter antibiotics. Doctors often see patients who suffer serious complications like skin burns from home remedies. Taking antibiotics without proper medical advice can also lead to the bacteria becoming resistant to the medicines thereby requiring stronger and more toxic medicines to treat. In more rare but serious cases, the bacteria becomes completely resistant and effectively incurable.

ConditionTreatment
HIV PEP, PrEPTablets
Gonorrhea (Urethral, Vaginal, Cervix, Throat, Anal, Rectal)Recommended Injection and Tablets
Chlamydia (Urethral, Vaginal, Cervix, Testis, Throat, Anal, Rectal, Eye)Tablets either Single dose or 2 weeks course
Syphilis (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)Recommended Injections. Tablets if allergic to injection or failed treatment with injections.
NSU (Non-Specific Urethritis)Tablets
Herpes Simplex Virus (Treatment, Suppression)Tablets and/or Cream
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)Tablets
CandidiasisTablets or Creams. Option of vaginal tablet inserts for women.
TrichomoniasisTablets
Crabs/Pubic liceLotion
HPV Warts (Genital, Peri-Anal)Cream, Freezing, Surgery or Laser. Vaccinations also useful.
MolluscumCream, Freezing, Surgery or Laser.

Getting Tested or Treated at DTAP STD Clinic

  • DTAP STD Testing Centre uses only Current STD Test & STD treatments in accordance with International Standards and Guidelines.
  • All guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore are strictly adhered to.
  • DTAP offers only Health Sciences Authority (HSA) approved rapid HIV test kits.
  • DTAP’s male & female doctors are fully certified and professionally trained to conduct specialized HIV Testing.
  • All of DTAP’s STD and HIV clinics doctors are specifically appointed. All STD consultations will be conducted in a discreet, professional and stress-free manner.

List of STD Management Services Available at DTAP STD Clinic

Types of STD Screenings Available

  • Syphilis TP Antibody / RPR / VDRL / TPHA
  • Hepatitis A Antibody
  • Hepatitis B Antibody
  • Hepatitis C Antibody
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Type I IgG Antibody
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Type II IgG Antibody
  • Herpes Simplex Virus PCR
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea PCR
  • Non-Specific Urethritis (NSU) Culture for Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
  • Urine Microscopy and Culture
  • DNA Probe for Trichomonas, Gardnerella, Candida

Also See: HIV Testing Price List

Type of HIV Test & ScreeningPriceResults
Rapid Fingerprick HIV 1/2 test$54 Results: 20 mins
Rapid Fingerprick HIV Combo Antigen/Antibody test (4th Generation)$162Results: 20 mins
HIV RNA/DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test$642 Results: 14 Days

Learn more about HIV Testing and HIV Test Accuracy

Also See: STD Symptoms, STD Treatment & Management

Some STD’s will cause asymptomatic infection, which mean they do not display any signs and symptoms.

The common STD signs & symptoms are:

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