STI Test Kits
We have teamed up with a UK pathology lab to provide a range of laboratory testing services for STIs. Also available are home test kits for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and herpes, which can give you your result at home within 15 minutes.
Urine and swab tests available for 7 STIs including chlamydia and gonorrhoea
Finger prick blood tests available for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B and C
Lab results sent to your confidential patient area when ready
When you buy your STI test kit online from our UK pharmacy, you’ll receive it via express courier within one working day. All tests are shipped in secure, confidential packaging to ensure your privacy.
11 treatment(s) for STI Test Kits
- Single HIV test and combined 4-in-1 test available to order
- Easy to take finger prick sample
- Turned around by our partner lab within 4 hours of receipt
- No lab analysis required
- Provides a result in 15 minutes
- 99.7% accurate
- Tests for chlamydia in women
- Get your result after 15 minutes
- No lab testing required
- Simple urine sample test
- Turnaround time of two days at the lab
- Your result is sent to your confidential patient area
- Contains everything you need to be tested from home
- Usual turnaround time of two days once received by the lab
- Results sent to your secure patient area
- Easy to collect urine sample kit
- Turnaround time of 2 days from receipt at the lab
- Results are sent to your confidential patient area when ready
- Simple to use test kit
- Screens for 4 STIs, including HIV
- Results turned around at our lab in 24 hours
- Tests for herpes in men and women
- Gives you a result in 10-15 minutes
- Doesn’t require lab testing
- Tests for syphilis in men and women
- Produces a result in 10-15 minutes
- No lab testing needed
- Tests for chlamydia in both men and women
- Early detection
- Results within 15 minutes
Now you can buy a variety of STI test kits through our online pharmacy platform. Some of these enable you to provide a urine or blood sample at home, which you can then send back to our partner pathology lab for screening. We work with The Doctors Laboratory to provide a fast and confidential testing service; and in the event you receive a positive result, our doctor will be able to provide advice on treatment and partner notification.
The SELFCheck test for female chlamydia and the YourSelfTests kits for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and herpes don’t don’t go to the lab for analysis, and gives you a result at home. The BioSURE HIV test also provides a result at home in 15 minutes. When you take these tests, our doctors will not know your result, so will not contact you in the event of a positive result. You’ll need to seek treatment yourself if your result is positive in either case.
What lab tests for STIs are there?
We currently offer:
- a gonorrhoea test (urine sample)
- a chlamydia testing (urine sample)
- a 2-in-1 combined test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia (urine sample)
- a 7-in-1 combined test for gonorrhoea, chlamydia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplasma, trichomonas vaginalis, gardnerella vaginalis and herpes (urine sample)
- a HIV test (blood sample)
- and a 4-in-1 combined test for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C (blood sample)
With each test kit, you’ll receive everything you need to collect your sample, along with easy-to-follow instructions on how to do so. For the urine sample, a small and discreet container is given, and returned to the lab in secure prepaid packaging. The blood test comes with a finger lancet, and again a small container is provided for the sample itself, along with a prepaid envelope.
Once the lab has received your sample, they will usually be able to turn your test around in:
- two days for those involving a urine sample
- four hours for those involving a blood sample
You’ll then be able to view your result by logging in to your secure patient area on Treated.com. We’ll contact you via your preferred method (SMS text message or email) to let you know when your result is ready.
In the event that your result is positive, our doctor will advise you on treatment, and provide any assistance you might require with partner notification.
If you take an HIV test and get a positive result, our doctor will contact you via telephone to provide guidance support.
Is it as reliable as NHS testing?
The technique our partner lab uses is the same as that used in NHS hospital labs; so, provided you carefully follow the instructions and collect the sample correctly, the test should be as accurate as one you would have done from an NHS provider.
Test kits that give you a result at home
We now have home test kits from YourSelfTests for gonorrhoea, syphilis, herpes and chlamydia available. Each of these tests will provide you with a result within 15 minutes. The chlamydia and gonorrhoea tests now consist of a simple swab sample, while the syphilis and herpes kits are straightforward finger prick tests.
If you use these tests, you won’t get the same follow up for a positive result from our doctor, as we won’t be notified of the result.
If your test results for chlamydia are positive, you can use our pharmacy service to order treatment. Should you receive a positive result for gonorrhoea, herpes or syphilis, contact your GP or nearest GUM clinic as soon as possible.
The home test kit for HIV
The BioSURE HIV test doesn’t need to go to a lab either, and gives you a result at home in 15 minutes.
Again, if your result is positive, our doctors won’t know as they won’t receive a copy of the result; so if you take the home test for HIV and your result is positive, you should go to a sexual health clinic or see a doctor as soon as possible.
STIs: why get tested?
In England, there are around 400,000 new cases of STIs reported each year. Of these, chlamydia is the most common, accounting for around 40-50% of all new cases reported.
There are several ways STIs can be spread from one person to another, including through unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex, or through sharing sex toys.
When left untreated, STIs can lead to more serious health issues. In the case of chlamydia or gonorrhoea, infertility is one possible complication; whereas other conditions such as HIV, syphilis or hepatitis C can cause life-threatening illness.
Bacterial STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis can be effectively treated with antibiotic medicine; however HIV cannot currently be cured, and will require long-term treatment.
It’s typical for many STIs not to cause noticeable symptoms, and therefore be easy to miss. Often, the only way to know for sure whether you have an STI is to get tested.
Take our short consultation to order your STI test kit online. Our doctor will ask you a few questions just to make sure the test you are ordering is suitable. We’ll then ship your test to your chosen address via tracked next-day delivery.
There are several different types of test available for STIs. Some require a urine sample, and others a blood sample. Sometimes when you go for testing in person at a GUM clinic, you may also be asked to provide a swab.
Currently on our site, we offer urine sample tests for:
- chlamydia and gonorrhoea (as a 2-in-1 combined test)
- and a 7-in-1 test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplasma, gardnerella vaginalis, trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and herpes simplex (I and II).
We offer blood sample tests for:
- and for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B and C (as a combined 4-in-1 test).
We also have swab tests available for both chlamydia and gonorrhoea and blood tests available for syphilis and herpes.
When you order your test kit from our UK pharmacy, you’ll receive instructions on how to collect your sample.
If you’ve ordered a lab test, you’ll also be given a prepaid addressed envelope so you can quickly and easily send your sample to our pathology partners, The Doctors Laboratory, for analysis.
The SELFCheck female chlamydia test and the YourSelfTests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and herpes don’t need to go to the lab. This applies to the BioSURE HIV self test too, which give you a result at home in 15 minutes.
How do they work?
The urine tests for bacterial STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhoea, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplasma, gardnerella vaginalis and trichomonas vaginalis) detect the presence of the bacteria responsible for each of these infections.
The vaginal swab test for chlamydia mixes the sample with antibodies, again to identify the C. Trachomatis bacteria.
The blood test for HIV works slightly differently; this instead detects antibodies the body produces in response to the virus.
How long will it take to get my result?
It depends on the test you have.
The typical turnaround time for urine test results upon receipt at the lab is two days.
For blood tests, it’s four hours.
If you’re using the SELFCheck test for female chlamydia, the YourSelfTests home test kits for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes or syphilis or the BioSURE HIV test, you’ll get your result after around 15 minutes of performing the test.
Where can I find my result?
When you have taken and sent back a lab test and your result is ready, we’ll send you a text or email (whichever method you have instructed us to use) to let you know.
You’ll then be able to view your result by logging into your secure patient area.
Our doctor will provide further advice on treatment if your test result is positive.
If you have taken the HIV lab test (not the BioSURE test) and received a positive result, our doctor will call you to advise you on what to do next.
The SELFCheck kit for female chlamydia provides a result on the test cassette itself (so you won’t need to login to find it), as does the BioSURE HIV test. You'll need to seek further advice from a doctor if your result is positive.
What’s the difference between the tests?
There are six different STI test kits available to buy from our pharmacy.
The following tests require you to provide a urine sample:
- combined gonorrhoea and chlamydia
- and the 7-in-1 STI test
and the following tests require you to provide a blood sample:
- YourSelfTests gonorrhoea home test kit
- YourSelfTests chlamydia home test kit
- SELFCheck female chlamydia home screening kit
We also offer a swab test for women screening for chlamydia, and a home test kit for HIV which requires a finger prick blood sample.
The urine tests come with a container in which to provide your sample.
The blood tests come with a small lancet device, and again a container for your sample.
Detailed, simple-to-follow instructions and a prepaid envelope are provided with both.
The swab test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea and the home test for HIV don’t require lab analysis, so you’ll get your result at home in fifteen minutes. These come with a set of instructions and guidance on what to do if your result is positive.
What’s the turnaround time?
For urine tests, two days upon receipt at the lab.
For blood tests, four hours from receipt at the lab.
In most cases, provided you do not delay sending back your sample, you should be able to get your result within one week or less.
The SELFCheck, YourSelfTests home test kits and BioSURE kits will display your result in 15 minutes.
Should I take the test?
If you think you’ve been exposed to an STI, or if one of your partners has advised you that they have tested positive, you should get tested as soon as possible.
Even if, to the best of your knowledge, you haven’t been exposed to an STI, it’s a good idea to regularly get tested anyway if you’re sexually active and not in a monogamous relationship.
What happens if I’m positive?
If you have taken a lab test, our doctor will be able to provide advice on getting the treatment you need. They will also provide any additional support you need for partner notification.
If you take our lab test for HIV and get a positive result, our doctor will contact you by telephone to notify and provide support.
However if you take the BioSURE test for HIV and your result is positive, our doctor won’t be notified; so you’ll need to arrange to see a doctor yourself.
When you use the SELFCheck test or the YourSelfTests kits, the instructions will contain information on what you should do after you get your result.
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