Laboratory/ STI Testing

Medical Laboratory Services

The LSU Student Health Center (SHC) lab is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), which has established Federal quality standards for laboratory testing. The on-site testing is collected and performed by licensed Medical Technologists. Tests that are not performed on-site are sent to a CLIA approved reference laboratory.

Our medical laboratory collects and performs testing on LSU students that is ordered by a SHC provider or an outside provider.  There is a charge for lab testing.

STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infection testing is commonly done at the SHC. Please note: In the medical clinic we do not typically test for all STIs on a visit. If you have a specific set of symptoms or a known exposure to a specific STI we take this into consideration for testing.

What to expect from an STI testing appointment:

  • Before Your Appointment:
    • Request your appointment by calling 225-578-6716.
  • During Your Appointment:
    • Which tests we perform is determined by CDC guidelines for asymptomatic screening, symptoms you may have, and/or your risk factors for STI’s. You may be tested for only gonorrhea/chlamydia or you may be tested for other STI’s such as syphilis, HIV, trichomonas, Mycoplasma genitalium, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, hepatitis B, hepatitis C etc. This decision is made in consultation with your provider.
      Testing specimens can be oral, genital, rectal, urine, and/or blood.
  • After Your Appointment: 
    • Results will be sent to you through the secure Patient Portal as a PDF found in your “Messages”. You will be able to respond back to your provider with any questions through the portal.