Gonorrhoea Test: Key Features
- Lab test with high level of accuracy
- Urine sample or swab available
- Fast results within 24 hours
- Antibiotics included
Is this test right for me?
If you simply want to exclude the possibility that you
might have Gonorrhoea or if you have previously been treated for Gonorrhoea and
you want to make sure that the infection has been eradicated then this is the right
test for you. If you have any symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection then
we recommend one of our full STI screens in order that the cause can be correctly
identified. The Gonorrhoea test only checks for Gonorrhoea: if you have another
infection then this will not be picked up by this test.
How It Works
The STI Clinic enables you to purchase a sample kit which you use and post back to our laboratory
where your sample is tested and analysed. If your test turns out to be positive, we will provide
you with medication.
How does it work?
We send you a kit in the post and you provide a urine sample or take a vaginal swab.
This is sent back to our lab where it is tested. We will notify you of your results in
the secure area of our website which only you can access using your unique log in and
password. You can have a text message alert with the results if you choose this option
when you place your order.
What if I test positive?
The current recommended treatment for Gonorrhoea involves an intramuscular injection. If
this is not possible for whatever reason, we can arrange an alternative. We are prepared to
treat patients who test positive for Gonorrhoea using an appropriate antibiotic if it is
safe to do so. This is sent to you by overnight courier after your test results are known.
How quickly does all this happen?
We will send the kit out to you as
soon as you place your order. If the order is received before 5.00 pm Monday to
Friday then it will be sent that day and should arrive the next morning. As soon
as we receive your sample back at the lab it will then take no more than 24
hours for your results to be known. Your medication (should it be required) will
be sent for guaranteed next day delivery.
Are the results reliable?
This test is laboratory-based
and is the same test that you would be likely to receive if you went to see your
doctor about the matter. We use TDL Pathology in London – one of the country's leading
pathology labs - so you are in very safe hands!
How long should I wait to be tested?
It is unlikely that any infection will show up in a test less than 1 week from the
point of infection so we recommend waiting around that length of time.
Fast Test Option
We have introduced a super-fast test that uses a new type of analyser. The testing
method is more expensive but results are back within 4 hours, as opposed to 24 hours
on our standard test. To view these new test options, please go to the
fast STI tests page.