Accurately tests for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
Results available within three working days of your sample arriving at the lab
Discreet packaging and free postage
About the male standard STI test kit
What does the male standard STI test kit test for?
What samples do I need to provide?
You'll need to provide a urine sample. The test kit will contain instructions on how best to collect this sample.
Who is the male standard STI test for?
This test is for men who:
- Do NOT have any symptoms
- Have sex with men and/or women
If you have STI symptoms, we recommend attending your local sexual health clinic.
When do I need to take the male standard STI test?
Tests done too early may not be accurate.
The ‘window period’ (time period between potential exposure to an STI eg. sex without a condom, and the point when the test will give you an accurate result) for chlamydia and gonorrhoea is two weeks.
However, if you think you might have an STI, you can test immediately and repeat the test after the window period (you will need to purchase two test kits for this).
When should I NOT take the male standard STI test?
You shouldn't take this test if:
- You think you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours
- You have any symptoms
- You have tested positive for chlamydia or gonorrhoea in the last 6 weeks
If you think you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours, you should seek URGENT medical advice from your local sexual health clinic, GP or Accident & Emergency, as HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) may be recommended.
If you have symptoms, you require a face to face assessment at your local sexual health clinic or GP.
If you have recently tested positive for chlamydia or gonorrhoea, you should contact the service that did this test for further advice.
How long will I have to wait for my test result?
Test results are normally ready within three working days of your sample arriving at our partner lab. You will receive a text and an email when your result is ready.
How do I access my test results?
If your test result is ‘negative’ we'll upload the results into your Patient Record, which you can access by logging in through our website.
If you test positive for chlamydia we will offer you free antibiotic treatment, provided that it is clinically appropriate.
If you test positive for gonorrhoea then we will advise you to attend your local sexual health clinic for further advice and treatment.
Your test results are completely confidential. We will not inform your GP or anyone else of your result, or that you have used our service, unless you specifically ask us to. However, please note that if you test positive for these STIs, we are legally bound to notify details to the Medical Officer of Health for the County in which you live.
How our STI test kit service works
Order a test online, we will post you a test kit in very discreet packaging to a delivery address of your choice.
Follow the simple instructions to take the test (a urine sample for our standard test and an additional saliva swab for the enhanced test) and post back the sample in the packaging provided.
Collect your results online via your Patient Record. Our doctors will provide treatment for chlamydia free of charge, if clinically suitable.