Pre-Medication PrEP Panel (Female)

The Pre-Medication PrEP Panel (Female) is meant for individuals who are thinking about starting PrEP. The tests in this panel can help you establish a baseline for your kidney and liver function before starting PrEP. The panel will also tell you your status for certain STDs, including HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. The difference between the Pre-Medication PrEP Panel (Female) and the Pre-Medication PrEP Panel (Male) is that the female panel also includes a pregnancy test (qualitative beta hCG).

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (also known as PrEP) refers to medications that can be used to decrease your risk of contracting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Examples of PrEP medications include Truvada, Descovy, and Apretude.

Before you start taking medication, it is essential to have PrEP lab testing done. These tests will help your healthcare provider ensure that PrEP is safe and suitable for you.

PrEP can be prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider. If you are interested in the Pre-Medication PrEP Panel, you should work with your healthcare provider to discuss your options, determine the frequency of lab testing, and to see if any additional testing is needed.  If you are already using PrEP and looking to have lab testing done, check out the PrEP Monitoring Panel (Female).

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Test Details

This panel includes the following tests:

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphilis (RPR)
  • Gonorrhea & Chlamydia
  • Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) (includes Creatinine with eGFR)
  • Hepatic Function Panel
  • Beta hCG (Qualitative)

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FAQs

Am I required to fast?

No, you are not required to fast unless you are interested in knowing what your fasting blood glucose is (this is part of the BMP test). Fasting means no food or drinks except for water, and begins 8 hours prior to the test.

What kind of sample is required?

A blood sample is required for the test.

How long will it take to get my results?

Results are typically available within 24-72 business hours after the lab receives your sample.

Is a doctor’s order required?

Either we provide the doctor’s order for the lab test at no additional cost, or we accept your physician’s order.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, you are welcome to walk in for same-day testing. We make it easy for you by offering work-friendly hours.

If I have questions about my results, who should I contact?

We recommend you share your results with your healthcare provider.