|Female chlamydia and gonorrhoea test||N/A||1 test kit||£31.99|
|Male chlamydia and gonorrhoea test||N/A||1 test kit||£31.99|
|Anal chlamydia and gonorrhoea test||N/A||1 test kit||£32.99|
|Oral chlamydia and gonorrhoea test||N/A||1 test kit||£32.99|
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection and is caused by Chlamydia Trachomatis bacteria. Chlamydia is passed on through sexual contact with an infected partner and can affect the vagina, rectum and/or throat (pharynx).
Gonorrhoea is a common bacterial sexually transmitted infection and is caused by Neisseria Gonorrhoeae bacteria. Gonorrhoea is passed on through sexual contact with an infected partner and can affect the vagina, rectum and/or throat (pharynx).
Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are passed on through unprotected sex with an infected partner, including vaginal, oral and anal sex. They can also be transmitted through the sharing of sex toys and if your genitals come into contact with an infected partner’s genitals (even if penetration does not occur).
Chlamydia may be completely symptomless in up to 90% of women and up to 50% of men. Symptoms in women may include:
Symptoms in men may include:
Oral chlamydia is usually symptomless, but symptoms can include:
Symptoms of anal chlamydia include:
Gonorrhoea does not always produce symptoms and women are less likely to show signs of it than men. Symptoms of gonorrhoea in women include:
Symptoms of gonorrhoea in men include:
Oral gonorrhoea is usually symptomless, but symptoms can include:
Symptoms of anal gonorrhoea infection include:
This kit tests for the presence of genital chlamydia and gonorrhoea. In men, this test uses a urine sample, and in women, it uses a vaginal swab. Swab test kits are also available to test for oral and anal infections.
Anyone who has had unprotected sex, including oral or anal, should get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. As you may not show any symptoms, you may not know you have an infection until you get tested. It's recommended to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoea each time you change partners.
The best time to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoea is 2 weeks after having unprotected sex. Gonorrhoea has an incubation period of around 2-7 days and chlamydia has an incubation period of around 7–14 days so they may not be detected on a test taken sooner than this.
Taking a vaginal swab (women)
Make sure to read the instructions and make sure the sample bottle and request form are properly labelled before you start. If you’re taking more than one kind of sample, make sure this one is marked ‘vaginal’.
Before you start, wash your hands and find a comfortable position. Remove the swab from the sample bottle, being careful to hold it by the coloured cap and avoid touching the swab tip. Insert the swab 2–5cm into the vagina and rotate it there for 10–15 seconds. Replace the swab into the sample bottle and make sure the cap is tightly closed.
The sample can then be placed along with the request form into the return box provided and sent off in the usual post.
Obtaining a urine sample (men)
Make sure you’ve read and understood the instructions and washed your hands before you start. Open the urine collection box by squeezing the sides. Pass the first part of urine into the box until it is around half full. Carefully pour the urine from the box into the sample tube to fill it. Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly and the sample is properly labelled. Send off in the prepaid return box as soon as possible.
Taking an anal swab (men and women)
Read the instructions in full before you start, and make sure to wash your hands.
Remove the swab from the sample bottle and insert the swab end 3–5cm into the anus. Twist the swab slightly when withdrawing it to ensure it touches the walls of the anus. Replace the swab into the collection tube and secure the lid.
Make sure the sample bottle is labelled, and if you’re collecting more than one type of sample, make sure this one is labelled ‘rectal’. Package and post as soon as possible.
Taking an oral swab (men and women)
Wash your hands and make sure you understand the instructions. Twist the cap off of the sample bottle to remove the swab. Open your mouth wide and swab each of the key areas detailed in the instructions. It might be helpful to use a mirror! Place the swab back inside the sample tube.
Make sure the sample is labelled correctly. If you are taking more than one kind of sample, make sure to label them correctly, e.g. ‘throat’. You can then pop your sample(s) into the return box and send off in the post as soon as you can.
Once the laboratory receives your sample, it is usually processed within 2–3 days. When your results are ready, they will be emailed to you. If you have provided a mobile phone number, you will also receive an SMS message informing you of your result.
Home STI testing are highly accurate and of comparable reliability to those performed by a healthcare professional when performed correctly. For maximum reliability, you should follow instructions exactly and post your sample as soon as possible. No test is 100% accurate in telling you if you do or do not have the infection it is testing for.
If you are worried your test has been damaged or not performed correctly, please contact us for a fresh test kit.
The best time to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoea is 2 weeks after having unprotected sex. Gonorrhoea has an incubation period of around 2-7 days and chlamydia has an incubation period of around 7–14 days so they may not be detected on a test right away.
If you have concerns about the reliability of any result you have received, you should speak with your doctor.
If you test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhoea, you should organise treatment promptly.
We offer effective treatment with prescription antibiotics for chlamydia. Treatments are delivered to you in plain packaging, just like the test kits. The treatments are prescribed by an NHS doctor and your medicine will be dispatched from our NHS community pharmacy.
We no longer offer treatment for gonorrhoea as due to antibiotic resistance issues, the most effective treatment requires an injection administered by a healthcare professional. We advise you to contact your doctor to obtain treatment.
Having sex without using a condom is the greatest risk factor for contracting chlamydia. The use of condoms during sex dramatically reduces the risk of transmission of chlamydia and gonorrhoea, among other STIs.
Chlamydia is easily cured with antibiotics. In 98% of cases, the infection will be cured with the first course of treatment.
Gonorrhoea is also easily cured with antibiotics in most cases, however due to an increase in antibiotic resistance, tablet antibiotics such as Azithromycin now have high rates of treatment failure.
Gonorrhoea is now treated with a single injection of Ceftriaxone antibiotic, which is administered into the buttock muscle by a healthcare professional. This one injection eliminates the infection in over 98% of cases.
If you think you have gonorrhoea, you should speak with your doctor or sexual health service to get tested and access effective treatment.
Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. The most common regime is a week-long course of Doxycycline tablets, which are taken twice per day for 7 days. If this is not suitable, a single-dose of four Azithromycin tablets. You should abstain from sex until your treatment is complete, or for 7 days if you are prescribed a single dose of Azithromycin.
Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics. The most common regime is a single intramuscular injection of Ceftriaxone, administered by a healthcare professional. In some circumstances, a course of oral antibiotics is more appropriate.
Due to high rates of antibiotic resistance, you will usually be asked to return for a ‘test of cure’ 1–2 weeks after treatment, to check the infection has been cleared. You may require a second course of antibiotics if the infection has not been cleared. You should abstain from sexual contact until you have been given the all-clear.
Chlamydia will not go away on its own. While you may not have symptoms, the infection will still be present. If it is not treated then you risk infecting others and developing complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease. It can also affect your fertility in the long term.
There is evidence that gonorrhoea infection left untreated may spontaneously resolve in a small minority of cases. However if left untreated, gonorrhoea can not only be passed onto your sexual partners but can also cause complications such as chronic infection, pain and infertility, therefore treatment with antibiotics is always recommended.
Genital chlamydia and gonorrhoea test kits are different for men and women. In women, a swab taken from just inside the vagina is required. In men, a urine sample is required. Samples are sent to our partner laboratory where they are tested for the presence of genital chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Different test are required for anal and oral chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
Yes, the test and your results are confidential. We also ensure that test kits are dispatched in plain packaging with no indication as to what is inside.
Yes. The test can still be carried out if you are on your period and will still be highly accurate.
No. Test kits are dispatched in plain, discreet packaging with no indication as to what is inside.
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