Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Urine Test, from our experts to you.Dr Natasha Fernando MBBS, MRCGP
What are chlamydia and gonorrhoea?
What can I learn from this test?
Limitations of this test
Frequently asked questions
Provided you take your samples correctly and at the right time after exposure, our Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Urine Test is very accurate. It will detect over 95% of cases of gonorrhoea and chlamydia.
How accurate is our Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Urine Test?
How soon after sex should I take my test?
Some infections take some time before they can be detected by a blood or urine test. This is known as an incubation period.
Generally, it’s best to wait two weeks after your last sexual encounter for an accurate chlamydia and gonorrhoea result.
What happens if I get a positive result?
If any of your results are positive, our doctors will phone you to discuss the appropriate next steps. We’ll also advise you to contact any recent sexual partners.
We do not provide treatment for STIs. Instead, we will signpost you to the appropriate services for treatment.
How can I reduce my risk of getting an STI?
If you’re sexually active, practising safe sex is the best way to prevent an STI.
Tips for safer sex:
-Wear a condom for vaginal, anal, and oral sex
-Reduce your number of sexual partners
-Get vaccinated against certain infections (for example, human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis A and B)
-Avoid having sex while under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
-Get tested regularly