STD Testing Options
Most people hate the idea of attending a GUM clinic where they can be seen entering and leaving. This is why The STI Clinic
was established: to bring confidentiality and privacy to laboratory-based STI testing.
Which Test is Right for Me?
One of the most frequent questions that we get asked relates to the most appropriate STI test. The very simple answer is
that if you have any symptoms such as irritation, a burning sensation when passing urine or an unusual discharge, then we
recommend our full screen. The full STI screen will look for common causes of these symptoms, including Chlamydia and
Gonorrhoea. The test will also look for other infections that are less well known, such as Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma
Genitalium. The full STI test looks for a total of 7 different infections. Full details of this STI test can be
found here Buy Full Screen Test >
If you just want to rule out having the most common bacterial infections then we recommend the Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea
combination test. This test will look for the two most common bacterial STIs in the UK. Buy Combination Test >
If you have been told by a sexual partner that they have an infection, you can get tested for that individual infection
to check whether or not you have it. Where a partner has tested positive for something like chlamydia or gonorrhoea then
treatment is recommended on a precautionary basis.
If you have blisters around your genital area then we can run a herpes test for you. We use DNA PCR to test for herpes
simplex 1 and 2. A herpes PCR test will only ever show a positive result if the virus is present and in the shedding
phase (usually symptomatic stage.) Buy Herpes Test >
How do I get one of the STI tests?
All that you have to do is choose which test you want from the right hand menu. If the particular test that you are
looking for is not listed, please go to STI Facts at the top of this page and click on the particular infection that
you are interested in getting tested for.
How long does the test take?
We can send the sample collection kit to you for next day delivery in the UK. Overseas orders can take longer. When we
receive your sample back, results are available within 24 hours. The full screen will normally take longer because of the
complexity but most results for the full screen are back within 2 days. Results are accessed online using your unique
login. We believe that our results service is the fastest available lab-based STI service available in the UK.
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