A STD test for men who have sex with men
The MSM Profile is designed for men who have sex with men, using multiple sample collection methods to offer improved accuracy against the four most common STIs.
- Postal test£215
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
Who is this test for?
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 the 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 will this test 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.
When can 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.
Clinic test procedure
By selecting a clinic test you’ll be assisted by a nurse or doctor in one of our sexual health clinics located across the country.
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
The MSM Profile test requires a blood 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. Your 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. Your 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. Now we’ll take care of your 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.