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.
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.
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.
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.