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MSM Test

A comprehensive sexual health screening for males engaging in homosexual activities

The MSM Profile is designed for men who have sex with men, using multiple sample collection methods to offer improved accuracy against the most common STDs in gay men. This test uses a swab, blood, and urine sample to test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, and syphilis. 

  • Postal test£225

    We'll send a sample collection kit to your door

  • Clinic test£275

    Visit a private STD clinic to deposit your sample

  • Accurate from 28 days

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

  • Turnaround time 4 days

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

Collection methods:

Blood Urine Swab

Tests for

Chlamydia Gonorrhoea HIV Syphilis

Who Should Take This Test?

This test is designed for men who have sex with men as it uses both throat and rectal swabs, alongside standard blood and urine samples in order to offer a more comprehensive check against the four most common sexually transmitted infections.

How is This Test Carried Out?

The test is carried out using a rectal swab, a throat swab, a venous blood sample and a standard urine sample. When you arrive at your appointment medical staff will offer you advice on how to take your swabs and urine sample, before taking your blood sample.

How Long Do Results From Gay STD Testing Take?

This test can take up to 5 days to gain accurate results once received by the lab. On many occasions our results are returned quicker. Some of the conditions within the MSM Profile may be diagnosed quicker than others and on these occasions we’ll notify you of each as and when we receive them. If you are looking for STD tests with instant results, view our Instant Testing range, which are available at some select clinics.

How Long After Exposure Should I Take This Test?

Please be advised that this test will only offer the advised level of accuracy against all conditions 28 days after potential exposure. If you believe you came into contact sooner than 28 days then you may wish to take one of our Early Detection tests which offer accurate results just 10 days after exposure.

Book an MSM Test to Diagnose Commonly Found STDs in Homosexual Males

Book your MSM test by using the ‘Book Now’ button. By choosing Your Sexual Health, you’ll get to experience minimal waiting room times at our comfortable private clinics, as well as lightning-quick test turnaround times. Positive tests can be actioned by your own GP.  We can also recommend an independent private GP service should you require it. If you have any questions about our MSM Profile test, please contact our team, who will be happy to answer any questions.

Clinic Test Procedure

By selecting a clinic test you’ll be assisted by a nurse or doctor in one of our private sexual health clinics located across the country, in all major cities. Each of our clinics offer a private, comfortable setting with minimal waiting room times. Some of our clinics offer evening and weekend appointments, so you can fit STD testing around a busy schedule.

1. Booking Your MSM Test

To book this test, simply press the ‘Book Now’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you can choose the best clinic for your needs. All of our clinics are easily accessible either via main roads or public transport.

2. Your Gay STD Testing Appointment

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. Once you arrive, simply let the receptionist know who you are, and there will only be a short wait until you are greeted by one of our friendly nurses.

3. Collecting the Blood Sample

The MSM Profile test requires a blood, swab, 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. Collecting the Urine Sample

The urine sample will be collected by you in a clinic toilet, with the nurse or doctor providing you with full instructions before you deposit the sample. For the test to be fully accurate you must catch the first stream of urine.

5. Collecting the Swab Sample

Your swab sample may be taken by you following instructions from the nurse or doctor, or it may be taken directly by the nurse or doctor. It’s important that you follow the instructions carefully to ensure it’s taken from the correct area of the body.

6. Receiving Your Test 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. Positive tests can be actioned by your own GP.  We can also recommend an independent private GP service should you require it.

Postal Test Procedure

If you prefer to test from the comfort of your own home, our Postal Test Kits are a great option. By choosing one of our home test kits, we will post a sample collection kit to your home address, which can be posted back to us in a prepaid envelope. We’ve outlined how the testing process works below:

1. Ordering Your MSM Test Kit

To book this test, simply press the ‘Select This Test’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you will need to select the Postal Test option.

2. Receiving Your Kit

As soon as we receive your order the kit will be dispatched with all of the paperwork you’ll require. Our kits are sent by first class post unless you choose the Click & Collect option.

3. Collecting Your Blood Sample

Your blood sample will be collected using a finger prick sample collection kit. Full instructions will be provided with the kit and it’s important you follow them closely. If you’d like to find out more about the blood collection process before ordering the MSM Test, read our blog on finger prick blood tests. In the article linked, we detail the process of using a lancet, as well as the accuracy of the testing method.

4. Collecting Your Urine Sample

Fill the sample to the line and ensure the lid is securely fastened before adding to the prepaid return envelope. To get the most accurate test results, ensure you collect the first stream of urine. 

5. Collecting Your Swab Sample

Your swab samples will be taken by you in your own home. Follow the instructions carefully to ensure that you take the sample from the correct area of the throat or the rectum. 

6. Receiving Your STD Test Results

We provide you with a return postage envelope that can be sent directly to our laboratory. Simply put the package in the post box and as soon as it’s received by the lab we will begin testing. Once our lab has tested the samples you provided, we will notify you of your results. This will be done via our online portal or via your preferred contact method. 

If you are unsure on how accurate a home testing kit is, we discuss how they work, how long they take, as well as the accuracy of the kits in one of our recent blog posts.

Why Choose Us?

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 - Victoria

Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia. SW1W 0AU
  • Great availability
  • Good public transport
  • Evening & weekend appointments

Our London - Victoria clinic is located on Grosvenor Gardens near the Ferdinand Foch Equestrian Statue. The clinic is easily accessible for anyone living or working in Central London and is right across the road from Victoria Train Station. 

London - City

London Wall, London. EC2M 5TU
  • Great availability
  • Good public transport
  • Evening & weekend appointments
  • Onsite parking

Our private sexual health clinic in City of London is located on London Wall, near Moorgate train and underground station. The clinic is easily accessible for anyone living or working in the City of London offering quick and easy access to testing. Other nearby transport options include Bank and Liverpool Street station.