Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Test Kit
Buy a gonorrhoea and chlamydia home test kit
Prices from £34.99
A chlamydia and gonorrhoea test kit allows you to test for both sexually transmitted infections from home.
The test kit for men is a urine test.
The test kit for women is a swab test. This is because swab tests are more accurate in women
To carry out the home test follow these steps:
- Place an order and get your kit delivered to your door, or collect from a local post office (delivery is free)
- Collect your sample as per the instructions
- Send your samples to our UK-based, accredited partner laboratory (postage is free)
- Once your results are available (in 2 to 3 days), our doctors will review your results
- One of our doctors will contact you, via a secure and confidential message in your patient account, to let you know your results and give you advice and support on what to do next
In some cases, the doctor may need to ask for more information. They may contact you by phone, so make sure your telephone number is up to date in your online account.
We also offer a test kit just for chlamydia.
1 test kit - £34.99
About the chlamydia gonorrhoea test kit
When should I get tested?
Gonorrhoea and chlamydia take at least 2 weeks to show up on a test, so it’s important to wait until after this time to get tested. Testing before this time may lead to you getting a negative result even if you have the infection.
A gonorrhoea test allows you to find out whether you have been infected with this common sexually transmitted infection. After chlamydia, gonorrhoea is the most common STI, with over 44,500 reported cases in 2017 alone.
Getting tested is important if you've had unprotected sex or if you've been experiencing symptoms like discharge from the penis or vagina. If you know that a previous partner has received a positive gonorrhoea test result or if you know that your partner has had unprotected intercourse with other partners you may also wish to do a gonorrhoea test to make sure it has not been passed onto you.
It's particularly important to consider a test if you are pregnant or trying for a baby. Gonorrhoea can be passed from mother to baby during childbirth, so it's important to know whether an infection is present. Since the infection does not always result in symptoms, a gonorrhoea test is often the only way to be sure you are healthy and to prevent an existing, unnoticed infection from spreading to other parts of the body.
Both infections are very common and people often get both at the same time.
They are passed on in the same way, can both be symptomless and can both cause complications like infertility if they go unnoticed.
If you use our gonorrhoea test kit, we can also text for chlamydia, so you won’t need to take an additional test. If you feel you should get tested for other STIs you may want to take our extended STI test.
We offer two types of test kits, a urine test for men and a swab test kit for women. Urine tests are slightly less accurate in women, which is why women are advised to use the swab test instead. Both test kits are easy to use and you will be able to collect your sample within minutes.
The gonorrhoea test for men requires a sample of your urine. The test kit contains a leaflet with instructions as well as two plastic containers, one of which is used to collect your urine. It is important that you use the label included in the package and affix it to you sample, otherwise the lab will not be able to analyse your specimen.
The gonorrhoea test kit for women consists of a swab test, used to gather a sample from the vagina. It is as quick as the urine test and requires you to use a cotton swab. You should avoid using vaginal creams or treatments prior to collecting your sample. Gonorrhoea can be found in the bodily fluids present in the sexual organs. If you have gonorrhoea, the analysis of your urine sample or swab will show a positive result.
The test kit is not suitable for gonorrhoea testing in the throat or rectrum. If you've had unprotected oral or anal sex, you should visit your local GUM clinic to get tested.
The test may not detect an infection which has occurred within the past few days and the test should ideally be carried out at least 2 weeks after the episode of unprotected sex that you are worried about. If left untreated, the infection may spread. By the time you experience symptoms of gonorrhoea, you may be suffering from complications and you may have passed the disease on to your partner.
If you test positive for gonorrhoea, you will need to be treated. The infection is very easy to treat with antibiotics, which you can get from your local sexual health clinic or GP.
If your result is positive for either chlamydia or gonorrhea, you many need to get in touch with your sexual partners to let them know they may also have the infection:
- You should tell all sexual partners you've had in the last 6 months
- If you haven't had any sexual partners in the last 6 months, you should contact your most recent sexual partner to let them know
Any sexual partners you tell should talk to a doctor about treatment or getting tested.
If you test positive for chlamydia you may be able to get treatment through our service. Just answer a few simple questions in our questionnaire, place an order and, if it is appropriate, one of our doctors will prescribe and issue treatment for you.
You can avoid infection by using a condom every time you have sex regardless of whether you are having oral, anal or vaginal intercourse. You should ideally only have unprotected sex if you and your partner have both tested negative for STIs.
If you've received a negative test result but keep getting symptoms, you should get help from a doctor. False test results are rare, but no test is 100% accurate and on rare occasions you can get a negative result even when an infection is present
Dr Simran Deo Doctor
Dr Simran Deo qualified from St George’s, University of London in medicine in 2006 with a distinction in her written finals. She went on to specialise in general practice, obtaining the MRCGP certification in 2012. In 2014 she received a merit for the Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff University.Meet our doctors
Last reviewed: 30 Apr 2020
Zava offers a convenient and discreet service to test for sexually transmitted infections. You will receive your test kit by post. Follow the instructions provided with the test kit and collect a sample (depending on the test kit this could be a blood, saliva, urine sample or genital swab). The test kit comes with an envelope, ready to send to our partner laboratory which will analyse your sample. Once your result has come back, you will be able to view it in your secure Zava account. We will never send medical or personal information via email.