Complete STD Panel
Check for 7 common sexually transmitted infections in men and women at a major diagnostic laboratory.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
This urine test may be used to detect the bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.
Louisiana STD Testing Directory
Please note that the labs listed below do not accept payment and will not perform testing without a physician’s order. To get a physician’s order, you can purchase lab tests in our secure online Shop. If you need assistance, please call us at 1-877-511-5227 or email [email protected] All orders are confidential.
STD Trends in Louisiana
Louisiana’s reported STDs are above average. Some underlying causes of increased STDs in Louisiana relate to a complex network of social factors. These factors may include economic disparities that prevent access to appropriate health care, substance use, homelessness, and the exchange of sex for money or other resources. Startling trends seen in Louisiana include:
|STD Trends in Louisiana
|State rank||Cases||Rate per 100,000 population|
Source: CDC 2020 STD Surveillance Report
STD Screening Recommendations and Risk Factors
If you have sex, you are at risk for getting an STD. According to the CDC, Risk factors for STDs include:
- Unprotected sex (anal, vaginal, or oral)
- Sex with multiple partners
- Anonymous sex partners
- Sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Injection of drugs or sharing needles
Should you get tested for STDs? And how often? Talk to your doctor to be sure, but generally follow these CDC recommendations:
|Who should get tested||How often to test|
|Anyone who is sexually active||At least once for HIV and more often if you have new partners|
|Sexually active women under 25 or women 25+ with new or multiple sex partners or a partner with an STD||Annually for gonorrhea and chlamydia|
|Pregnant women||During pregnancy for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea|
|Sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men||
|Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment||Annually for HIV and Hepatitis B and C|
|People who have had oral or anal sex||Discuss throat and rectal testing with your health care provider|
STD Testing in Louisiana:
Louisiana Community STD Testing Centers
Community-based STD testing organizations generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
If you’re concerned about visiting your regular doctor or can’t afford the cost of private testing, a community testing center may be able to help. While community testing centers may charge a fee for STD testing, it’s common to find free or low-cost testing from these resources:
- Baton Rouge Health Center
Address: 3825 Government St. Baton Rouge, LA 70806Number: (225) 387-1167
- CrescentCare New Orleans Health Clinic
Address: 1631 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117Number: (504) 821-2601
- GO CARE Community Health Center
Address: 1801 North Seventh St., W. Monroe, LA 71291Number: (318) 325-1092
- HAART Clinic
Address: 3849 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806Number: (225) 655-6422
- Lafayette Foundation Clinic
Address: 117 Caillouet Pl., Lafayette, LA 70501Number: (337) 988-9737
- The Philadelphia Center
Address: 2020 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, Louisiana 71104Number: (318) 222-6633
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in Louisiana
Which STD has the highest number of cases in Louisiana?
Chlamydia is the most common STD in Louisiana at a rate of 709.8 cases per 100,000 people. But Louisiana also ranks second for gonorrhea in the nation, though the rate of infection is lower than chlamydia at 333.1 cases per 100,000 people.
Is STD testing free in Louisiana?
There are free STD clinics in Louisiana, including the GO CARE Community Health Center and The Philadelphia Center.
How much does STD testing cost in Louisiana?
STD testing costs vary depending on the test you get and where you get it. You may be able to find free or low-cost testing at some community or nonprofit clinics. Also, you can see if other labs, clinics, and at-home testing accept insurance to cover or reduce your testing cost.
Lab testing fees range from $8 to $150. At-home tests cost between $35 and $175 per test.
What is included in a full STD panel?
A full STD panel tests you for HIV, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Does insurance cover STD testing?
Insurance coverage varies depending on the clinic you use. However, most public and private ones accept insurance. If you have insurance questions, call the clinic before your appointment.
How long does it take to get STD results?
Some tests, like HIV, can provide rapid results within 30 minutes, while others can take a few days or a week. Longer wait times should be expected for bacterial testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.