Instant Gonorrhoea Test
A same-day Gonorrhoea test providing results within 30 minutes
Get gonorrhoea results while you wait with our Instant Gonorrhoea test. Gain accurate results from 14 days following exposure and with instant results this is our quickest way to test for gonorrhoea.
- 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 Same-Day Gonorrhoea Test for?
This test is designed for anyone who believes they’ve had sex with someone who has gonorrhoea.
Since this test only identifies gonorrhoea, it’s recommended that you take a more comprehensive test if you wish to fully assess your sexual health. If you have symptoms, these may not be caused by gonorrhoea, but could be caused by other conditions.
How Is the Test Carried Out?
The test is carried out using swab samples that will be collected during your appointment under the supervision of the clinician. You may be required to collect the swab sample yourself, but full instructions will be given. 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 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 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 nurse or doctor will then notify you of your results.
Can Gonorrhoea Be Detected Immediately?
No, there needs to be a window period of at least 7 days before tests can detect a potential Gonorrhoea infection. We advise waiting 14 days, as this is the optimum time: it’s not too long after exposure while not too soon for a test to give a false negative result.
Can I Test Negative for Gonorrhoea and Still Have It?
Yes, if you test too soon after you’ve been exposed, the test might come back negative. That’s why make sure you have waited for the required minimum number of days before taking a test.
How Accurate Is a Rapid Gonorrhoea Test?
Gonorrhoea instant tests offer the same accuracy as other STI tests. Quicker results are available because of advanced technology, so you can rest assured a compromise on accuracy hasn’t been made.
Can Gonorrhoea Be Tested at Home?
Yes, you can purchase a home Gonorrhoea test kit if you wish to take the sample in the comforts of your own home. No need to visit a clinic: simply order the test and the kit will be delivered to your door. Then, use the return postage envelope to send the sample back.
Can I Get Instant Tests for Other STIs?
Yes, you can get tested for 5 different STIs and receive your results within minutes with our Instant Comprehensive Profile Test. It is available in 14 of our clinics nationwide and you can get tested for Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, HIV, Syphilis and Herpes all at the same time.