Instant Chlamydia Test
Get same-day Chlamydia test results
Available from 14 days after exposure, this test is our quickest one for helping you identify whether you have been exposed to Chlamydia. Take the test at one of our clinics in London or across the UK and get the results within 30 minutes.
- Clinic test£149
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
Who is this Instant Chlamydia Test for?
This test is for you if you believe you have recently slept with someone who has Chlamydia and want to gain results in the fastest possible way.
Since it will only diagnose Chlamydia, it’s recommended that you instead get one of our Profile tests if you think you might have been exposed to other STIs as well.
How is the test carried out?
The test is carried out using swab samples that will be collected at your clinic under the supervision of a nurse. We’ll then carry out the test using your samples whilst you wait.
This test takes 30 minutes to gain accurate results, however, a confirmatory sample is also taken and sent to our laboratory for a more thorough analysis.
When can I take this test?
Please be advised that this test will only offer the advised level of accuracy 14 days after potential exposure. If you believe you came into contact sooner than 14 days then you may wish to contact our customer services team who can discuss your options with you.
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 clinician 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 swab sample
This test requires a swab sample to gain accurate results. 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.
4. 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 this test it can be up to 30 minutes. The clinician will then notify you of your results.
Can you Get Chlamydia Test Results on the Same Day?
Yes, a rapid Chlamydia test takes less than an hour to return results thanks to the latest state-of-the-art testing technology. To get the fastest results, you need to visit a testing centre, so that the clinician can analyse the results on-site.
Can Chlamydia be Tested Immediately after Exposure?
No, it usually takes at least 5 days after exposure for Chlamydia to show up in a test. However, it can take longer, so to avoid false negative results, we recommend waiting for 14 days before getting tested.
Can you Test for Chlamydia at home?
Yes, home Chlamydia test kits are available on the market and are a reliable way of detecting this sexually-transmitted infection. However, you won’t get the results on the same day as there is usually around 2 days turnaround time from sending the sample to receiving the results.
What Sample is Needed for a Chlamydia Test?
Most Chlamydia tests require either a urine or a swab sample with both providing accurate results. Our Instant Chlamydia Test requires a swab, but we also have Urine Chlamydia Tests available.
Can a Chlamydia Test Detect Other STIs?
No, this is a test specific for Chlamydia only, so even if you have been infected with other STIs, they won’t show up in the results. Have a look at our Full STI Check advice page if you think you could benefit from a more comprehensive test or get in touch and our team can answer any questions you might have.