How does the test work?
The chlamydia and gonorrhoea home test kit is easy to use. When you order the kit, it will be delivered to an address of your choice in discreet packaging. There will be no way to identify the contents of the packaging we send the test in without opening it.
For men, the test requires a urine sample. Inside the test kit will be a small container where you will provide your sample. For women, it is a swab test. You insert the swab into your vagina, and then seal the swab in a container provided in the test kit. You then send your sample to our partner lab, who will analyse it.
It is a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test which analyses a short sequence of DNA or RNA. The sample you provide will only contain a small sample of DNA, but the lab will amplify this so that it is large enough to analyse and establish if you have an infection.
PCR tests are an effective way of diagnosing infections.
How accurate is the Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea test?
The tests are very accurate, and if used correctly, at the right time, they can detect up to 100% of infections, according to laboratory data.
Does this test check for oral or rectal chlamydia or gonorrhoea?
No, this test does not check for oral or rectal (anal) chlamydia or gonorrhoea. It only checks for genital chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
If you would like to test for rectal or oral chlamydia and gonorrhoea, we offer separate test kits:
How to use the Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea test
The test is simple to use. If you are a man, you’ll need to provide a urine (pee) sample. If you are a woman, you’ll need to do a vaginal swab. If you are not sure what is best for you, please ask one of our doctors.
The test kit comes with everything you will need to take the test as well as instructions on how to test yourself safely and accurately.
When you have collected your sample, place it in the prepaid envelope provided in the test pack and send it to our partner laboratory. You will receive your results within 3 days of the lab receiving your sample.
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