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
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.
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.