You will only be tested for the tests you send back. If you try but are unable to collect a blood sample, don't worry as we will still test your swab or urine for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. For more advice on taking your samples, please see ‘How should I take my samples?’ below.
Your blood sample will be tested for Syphilis. Depending on your response to our questions, the blood sample may also be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
Your swabs and/or urine sample will test you for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
Your results text will only refer to the tests you have completed and sent back.
Your kit will contain instructions on taking your samples.
If you believe you may be at risk of having come into contact with an STI, it may be best to wait before you test because certain STIs don’t show up in tests for several weeks after exposure.
Urine sample: If you are providing a urine sample, please refrain from urinating for at least one hour before providing your sample. If you are taking a short term course of antibiotics we advise that you wait two weeks after finishing your course before taking your sample.
Swab sample: If you are providing a swab sample, please don’t worry if you are on your period – your swab can still be tested.
Blood sample: For additional advice and guidance on providing your blood sample, please watch our video here:
If this doesn't answer your questions or you are still having problems, please call us on 0300 300 3030 and select the option for your county to speak to one of our team.
In your kit there will be an A5 form with all your details on it. At the bottom of this form there will be some sticky labels that you can peel off and attach to your samples. Make sure you write on the label which test is which i.e. urine, vaginal swab, blood etc.