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Instant Essential

Screen against the most common STDs associated with a one night stand

Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are all on the rise in the UK and if you’ve had unprotected sex with someone for the first time, you’re at risk. Our Instant Essential test allows you to screen against all three conditions and get results whilst you wait.

  • Clinic test£279

    Visit a private STD clinic to deposit your sample

  • Accurate from 14 days

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


Collection methods:

Blood Swab

Tests for

Chlamydia Gonorrhoea Syphilis

Who is this test for?

If you’ve had unprotected sex with someone and you’re worried you might have caught something, this test is for you. Our Instant Essential test allows you to diagnose the three most common conditions without having to wait 28 days to test like many other profiles. However, for a more thorough check-up, why not take our Instant Comprehensive test or check our standard Profile tests.

How is the test carried out?

The test is carried out using blood and swab samples that are collected at the clinic location of your choosing. A nurse will be on hand to take your blood sample and supervise your swab sample collection, before carrying out the test whilst you wait.

Turnaround Time

This test gains accurate results against all of the conditions above in less than 45 minutes. In the event of a positive test against the blood sample it will be taken to our laboratory for confirmatory viral load testing free of charge.

When can I take this test?

This test offers accurate results from 14 days after exposure. If you believe there is a possibility that you came into contact more recently, contact our customer services team who will be able to offer guidance.

Clinic test procedure

As this is an Instant Test, offering results whilst you wait, this test is only available by visiting one of our specially selected clinics. You’ll be assisted by a nurse or doctor in collecting your sample, before they test them using the latest state of the art testing panels.

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

This test requires a blood and swab sample for accurate results. The blood sample is a simple finger prick sample which is then dropped on the panels before we add the reagent to it.

4. Your swab sample

For men this involves a urethral swab and for women this requires a high vaginal swab. Most of our clinics require you to take the sample yourself, but you will be given full instructions upon arrival at the clinic. Women may also be required to give a urine sample.

5. Now we’ll take care of your results

Once you’ve deposited your samples you’ll be asked to wait in the clinic waiting room whilst the reagent has time to react to your samples. For the this test it can be up to 60 minutes. The nurse or doctor will then notify you of your results.

Why Choose Us?

As well as offering the most extensive range of in clinic and home STD tests, we can also provide accurate COVID-19 antibody testing and PCR testing. All of our tests are carried out using a UKAS accredited laboratory or PHE medically approved equipment.

Nearest clinics

These are the nearest clinics where this test is available.

London - Tower Bridge

Shad Thames, Courage Yard, London. SE1 2NJ
  • Great availability
  • Good public transport
  • Evening & weekend appointments

The Tower Bridge private sexual health clinic is located on the south bank adjacent to Tower Bridge in the Courage Yard shopping precinct. The clinic is ideally located in between London Bridge and Bermondsey underground stations.

London - St John's Wood

Charlbert Street, St. John’s Wood, London. NW8 7BT
  • Good public transport

The St John’s Wood clinic is located just a short walk from St John’s Wood tube station. It’s also well placed for anyone using a number of London’s main transport hubs, including London Paddington, Marylebone Station, King’s Cross and London Euston.

London - Canary Wharf

Meridian Place, Isle of Dogs, London. E14 9FE
  • Great availability
  • Good public transport
  • Evening & weekend appointments

Situated in West London, Your Sexual Health has a private STD clinic in the Canary Wharf area of the capital. The clinic is easily accessible from all public transport hubs, including Canary Wharf tube station and both South Quay and Crossharbour DRL.