What is the Platinum Screen?
Better2Know’s Platinum Screen provides you with a complete picture of your overall sexual health. This comprehensive screen tests for eleven STIs. For HIV testing, our Platinum Screen also looks for the p24 antigen. The p24 antigen is the first marker of the presence of HIV, so this test can help to identify HIV at an early stage.
Our Platinum Screen is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to relieve their concerns with a comprehensive test. You should wait 28 days since any incident of concern before having this screen.
Which STIs are tested for?
Our Platinum Screen tests for:
- HIV I/II and the p24 antigen
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes I/II (Current Infection)
Which samples are needed?
This screen requires a blood and urine sample. You should be able to produce a urine sample during your appointment, so we advise not to use the toilet in the two hours prior to your test. No uncomfortable swabs will need to be taken, and there are no fasting requirements for this test or any other Better2Know test.
How do I get my results?
You can choose to receive your results by telephone, email or SMS. Alternatively, you can call us at a time that suits you. Please let our booking team know your preferred method.
You will also be able to access your results in your secure online Patient Area on our website. Your results will be uploaded here as they are reported by our testing laboratory, so you can check their progress.
What if I test positive?
Do not worry. Our Patient Services team will support you every step of the way. Your next stages of treatment may include a prescription for medication, a doctor’s consultation, confirmatory testing and/or referral to a specialist.
How do I book?
Your confidential appointment in Ireland can be booked online by selecting the Book Now button below. If you would prefer to speak to a Sexual Health Advisor for advice or to arrange an appointment, please call our 24/7 phone line. You do not have to use your real name if you would prefer to remain anonymous.