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Early Detection HIV (PCR)

Early Detection test diagnosing HIV just 10 days post exposure

Using the most revolutionary diagnostic technology, our Early Detection HIV (PCR) test can diagnose HIV just 10 days following your exposure with the virus and has a 1 day turnaround time upon reaching the lab. This means that you can get the answers you require much sooner.

  • Clinic test£185

    Visit a private STD clinic to deposit your sample

  • Home visit£285

    A nurse will visit your home address to take the sample

  • Accurate from 10 days

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


  • Turnaround time 1 day

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


Collection methods:

Blood

Tests for

HIV PCR

Who is this test for?

This test is for anyone who has had unprotected sex with someone and is particularly concerned about the HIV risk. Standard HIV Tests require you to wait at least 28 days following exposure, which for many can lead to a stressful wait for answers. The PCR HIV test allows you to gain accurate results just 10 days following your exposure ensuring you can get diagnosis and treatment at an earlier date.

Turnaround Time

Results for this test will be available a day after reaching the laboratory. All samples are sent to the laboratory by either Royal Mail 1st Class post or by courier.

When can I take this test?

This test offers accurate results 10 days after potential exposure to the condition, meaning you don’t have to wait the usual 28 days for most STI blood tests. If you believe you’ve come into contact with the condition more recently than 10 days, contact our customer services team who will discuss your options and advise on your earliest possible time to be tested.

Clinic test procedure

This test is only available as a clinic test or by using our home visits service. 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 blood sample

The Early Detection HIV (PCR) test requires a blood and urine sample. The blood sample is collected by a trained nurse or doctor. They’ll take care of you and ensure you’re comfortable, but it will require the use of a needle.

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.

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.