Full STI Screen
- Lab test with highest level of accuracy
- Detects up to 11 infections
- Fast results service
- Treatments included
Full STI Screen
We have the Full STI Screen, Full Screen Plus and Full Screen Extended available for home sampling.
For most people the Full STI Screen is sufficient and it would be the one that we
would normally recommend where patients have some form of genito-urinary tract symptoms
such as irritation, burning sensation when passing urine or an unusual discharge. Where
you also want to know about blood-borne infections such as HIV, then we recommend
the Full Screen Plus. Full Screen Extended adds swab testing for rectal and throat infections.
What the Tests Cover
I have never heard of some of these infections. Are they serious?
Some infections can cause problems if left untreated. Most bacterial infections are easy to
treat using appropriate antibiotics so it is important to be tested.
Unfortunately the NHS does not test for some of these infections so the only way
to get tested for these is to use a private medical service such as The STI Clinic.
If we detect any of the blood-borne infections, we will recommend a face to face
consultation for confirmatory testing and advice on treatments.
How Our Service Works
- Order your
STI test online
- Discrete package
arrives next day
- Provide a sample and post in pre-paid envelope
- Access results online
If you are having the Full Screen Plus then we also need a very small blood sample
using a finger prick test. The finger prick test is very easy to perform at home and
only a tiny quantity of blood is required for an accurate result.
What if I test positive for any of these infections?
We will prescribe an appropriate antibiotic or anti-viral for next day delivery if you
test positive for anything on the Full STI Screen. If you test positive for HIV,
Syphilis or Hepatitis on the Full Screen Plus then you will need to follow up
with a doctor face to face for confirmatory venous testing and advice on treatments.
We can provide advice on the location of your nearest clinic if you are in the UK.
How long does the test result take?
The results for the full screen are normally back within 36 – 48 hours of the
sample being received at the lab. Please note that the genetics lab that runs the urine
and swab elements of the full screen is not open on Saturdays or Sundays. Any sample
received over the weekend will be put in for testing on the Monday. The blood test is
normally back within 4 hours so we can provide an interim result before the other
results are back. The biochemistry lab that runs the blood screen is open over the
weekend so the average 4 hour turnaround time does apply to Saturdays and Sundays. We
believe this is the fastest turnaround time for this comprehensive test anywhere in the UK.
How reliable are the results?
We use one of the UK's leading pathology labs and the process is the
same as if you were to use your own doctor other than the fact that we do not need
you to visit us in order to provide the sample.
How long should I wait after a risky event?
Some of the infections will not show up in a test for around 2 weeks so this
is the length of time we recommend waiting after a sexual encounter that might put
you at risk of picking up one of these infections. You can get tested before the 2
weeks is up but if the result is negative, we will recommend a retest with a new sample.
The items covered by the blood screen can take longer to show up but the antigen
associated with HIV will definitely show up after 6 weeks but can be detected as
early as 10 days after exposure. We recommend getting tested at the earliest
opportunity and follow up with a retest if necessary after the relevant time lapse.
Full STI Screen
- Order by 5.00pm Monday to Friday for next day delivery