A blood test to check for some of the most common sexually transmitted diseases including syphilis, chlamydia and HIV.
An untreated sexually transmitted disease (STD) can lead to extremely serious medical conditions. It can also lead to the spreading of the disease through further sexual intercourse with new partners. That's why it's vital to be checked if you think you have contracted an infection. This blood test checks for many of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in both male and female, including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhoea and hepatitis B and C.
The test also checks for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV 1 and 2) -the virus that destroys the white blood cells that can fight incoming infections. We strongly recommend this test if you are a male and have intercourse with other men, or if you are a man and have slept with multiple partners.
This test of for individuals who fear that they may have become exposed to an STD through unprotected intercourse, or whose partner may have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease or who is showing symptoms consistent with an STD.
Syphilis symptoms include painless sores and swelling of the lymph glands.
Signs of chlamydia include painful urination, discharge from the penis or vagina and testicular pain.
You may have contracted gonorrhoea if you have a cloudy or bloody discharge from the vagina or penis, anal itching or painful bowel movements.
The most common symptoms of hepatitis are fatigue, mild fever and nausea.
Early signs of HIV infection often appear as flu-like symptoms. As it develops the symptoms become more recognizable, including diarrhoea, swollen lymph nodes and chills or fever.
We will send you your Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1 (male or female) finger-prick blood, urine and test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood, urine and sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.
Your Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1 (male or female) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood, urine and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood, urine and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.