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Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea (Rectal Swab)

Test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea transmitted through anal sex

If you’ve had anal sex there is a chance that you will have a rectal infection of chlamydia or gonorrhoea and it’s important that you get tested. We always recommend that you carry out a test in all areas of the body that could be infected, especially if you notice symptoms.

  • Postal test£135

    We'll send a sample collection kit to your door

  • Accurate from 14 days

    This is the amount of time you must wait from exposure to testing


  • Turnaround time 2 days

    The turnaround time in working days, once your sample is received by the lab.


Collection methods:

Swab

Tests for

Chlamydia Gonorrhoea

Who is this test for?

This test is designed for anyone who has had unprotected penetrative anal sex with a man. Whether you notice symptoms or not, it’s important that you are tested in all areas of the body that could have caught an infection.

Turnaround time

This test has a two day turnaround time once it reaches the laboratory to gain accurate results. Remember that it may take up to two days for your sample to reach the laboratory once tested.

Incubation period

This test will offer accurate results from 14 days following potential exposure. Testing before this time can lead to inaccurate results, where you think you are clear, but in actual fact you are still infected. Always take note of the Accuracy From date on our tests before testing.

Is this test right for me?

This test is for anyone who has received anal sex from a man. If you have also had oral sex, vaginal sex or you are a man who has given penetrative anal sex to someone else then you will also need to carry out either throat swab or urine sample tests.  Contact our team to find out more about any of our tests.

Clinic test procedure

By selecting a clinic test you’ll be assisted by a nurse or doctor in one of our sexual health clinics located across the country.

1. Book your test

To book this test, simply press the ‘Select This Test’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you can choose the best clinic for your needs.

2. Arrive at the clinic

Our clinics are all based in a discreet setting and because many of them are general health clinics, there’s no reason why anyone will know that you’re there for a sexual health screening. Just let the receptionist know who you are upon arrival.

3. Your swab sample

Your swab samples will be taken by you at our clinic location. A nurse will provide you with instructions for taking the sample, ensure you follow these carefully to ensure that you take the sample from the correct area of the throat and rectum.

4. Now we’ll take care of your results

Once you’ve deposited your sample, we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll notify you of your results using our online portal as soon as they’re reported by the laboratory.

Home test procedure

By choosing a home test we’ll post a sample kit to your door for you to collect the sample in your own home, before returning it in a prepaid envelope. Detailed instructions will be provided with the kit, but here’s how the process works.

1. Book your test

To book this test, simply press the ‘Select This Test’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you will need to select the Postal Test option.

2. We’ll post the kit

As soon as we receive your order the kit will be dispatched with all of the paperwork you’ll require. Our kits are sent by first class post unless you choose the Click & Collect option.

3. Your swab samples

Your swab samples will be taken by you in your own home. Follow the instructions carefully to ensure that you take the sample from the correct area of the throat and rectum.

4. Now we’ll take care of your results

We provide you with a return postage envelope that can be sent directly to our laboratory. Simply put the package in the post box and as soon as it’s received by the lab we will begin testing.

How It Works

We offer a comprehensive range of testing options against all common STIs. You can test in one of our private sexual health clinics or in the comfort of your own home.

Nearest clinics

These are the nearest clinics where this test is available.

London - Wimpole Street

Wimpole Street, London. W1G 9RT
  • Great availability
  • Good public transport
  • Evening & weekend appointments

Our Wimpole Street clinic is located a short walk from Oxford Circus or Bond Street tube station making it ideal for those that work or live in Greater London. This clinic provides excellent turnaround times as it's in the closest location to our laboratory.

London - Belgravia

Wilbraham Place, Belgravia, London. SW1X 9AE
  • Good public transport

We have a private sexual health clinic in the Belgravia area of London which offers fantastic access for anyone living and working in West London. You can access the clinic easily from Sloane Square, Knightsbridge or Victoria tube stations.

London - Chelsea

Carlyle Court, Chelsea Harbour, London. SW10 0UQ
  • Great availability
  • Good public transport

Our Chelsea clinic is located on Sydney Street making it ideal for anyone living or working in West London. It’s handily located near to a number of transport hubs, including Sloane Square and South Kensington Underground station.