No one who suspects that they might have a sexually transmitted disease wants to wait days or even weeks to receive the needed test results. With an STD rapid test kit, consumers can bypass the stress and frustration of waiting on local labs to assess and process their samples. More importantly, they can often complete the entire testing process right at home. With these kit, collection units are sent by mail. Consumers are given detailed instructions on how to collect their samples including tips for preventing the contamination of any specimens they collect. These samples are then mailed off to labs and analyzed, and results are reported right away. There are also products that work very much like pregnancy tests. With these, people can simply look at the colors that sample sticks have become when exposed to urine or other biological samples. If the results of any test are positive, preparations can be made to start immediate treatment.