Chlamydia Test

Avoid uncertainty with this chlamydia home test kit

This test kit offers a safe and convenient way to test for chlamydia at home. Women will take a simple swap and men a urine sample. Our partner lab will analyse the samples and send you the results.

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Medicine Quantity Strength Price
Female (swab) chlamydia test1 test kit£24.99
Male (urine) chlamydia test1 test kitN/A£24.99
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About

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. 

How do you catch chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can be transmitted through oral, vaginal or anal sex, and can also be passed from a mother to her baby during childbirth.

Chlamydia symptoms

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. Chlamydia can often be completely symptomless, meaning it's more likely to be spread without people knowing that they're infected. For this reason, it is important to have regular sexual health checkups, when you have a new sexual partner. If symptoms of chlamydia do develop, they can include:

  • A burning sensation while urinating
  • Unusual discharge from the vagina, penis or rectum
  • Pain and swelling in the testicles
  • In women, abdominal pain, bleeding after sex, bleeding between periods

Who should take this test?

If you are sexually active and under the age of 25, it is recommended that you get tested for chlamydia at least once a year. You should also get tested whenever you change sexual partner. 

What does this test for?

This kit tests for chlamydia. In men, this test uses a urine sample, but for women, a vaginal swab is used.

How does the test work?

Chlamydia test kits are different for men and women. The women’s test requires a swab from the inside of the vagina, while the men’s test requires a urine sample. Swabs and samples are sent to a laboratory where they are tested for the presence of chlamydia. A different test is required to check for oral or anal chlamydia.

How to use the test kit

Before taking a test, you should wash your hands thoroughly.

Women should carefully remove the swab from the packet and insert it gently into the vagina. Aim to insert the swab around 5 cm into the vagina, which should not hurt. Rotate the stick carefully around the vagina, ensuring that it touches the walls, and remove it after 10 to 30 seconds. Place the swab head-down into the liquid-filled tube and snap the stick along the indented line. Seal the tube and place it inside the return packaging.

Men will need to provide a urine sample. Unscrew the cap of the container and hold it under the stream of urine once you start urinating, collecting your sample mid-stream. When the container is full and you have finished urinating, screw the lid on tightly and place it in the return packaging. 

How will I find out my results?

You will receive your results by email or text message if you have provided a UK mobile number for us to contact you on.

How reliable is the test kit?

The test is highly accurate. Follow the instructions carefully and examine your test kit for any signs of damage before use. If it becomes compromised in any way then do not use it. Instead, let us know so that we can send you a new one. 

Treatment Options

What should I do if I get a positive result?

If you test positive for chlamydia then we will prescribe you with treatment to clear the infection. This comes in the form of an antibiotic and it’s usually taken as one dose. You will need to tell your current or most recent partner to let them know that they should also get tested and treated for chlamydia. If you haven’t already, then it’s advisable to get tested for other STIs too.

How to avoid chlamydia

Using condoms is the best way to avoid chlamydia. Many people do not know they have it as it’s often symptomless. You should always use condoms with new or casual partners.

Q&A

Is this test suitable for men who have sex with men?

Yes, this test is suitable for men who have engaged in unprotected vaginal sex with women or anal sex with men or women. However, this does not test for anal or oral infection. A separate test is needed for anal or oral chlamydia

Is the test confidential?

Yes, the test and your results are confidential. We also ensure that test kits are dispatched in plain, discreet packaging with no indication as to what is inside. 

Can this be used to test for other forms of chlamydia?

This test kit is designed for chlamydia infections of the penis or vagina. There are other swab tests available for oral or anal chlamydia.

Will anyone be able to tell what’s inside the package?

The test comes in plain packaging with nothing to indicate where it is from. 

Is the test the same for men and women?

Chlamydia is tested using a vaginal swab for women and a urine test for men.  
 

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