Essential Profile – Basic STD Test
Get peace of mind following a one night stand and test for the most common STDs in the UK with Your Sexual Health
Our Essential Profile tests for the three most common STDs and offers accurate results just 14 days following exposure. This means it’s the ideal test for anyone who has had unprotected sex with someone they didn’t know, allowing them to get tested sooner than many of our other profile tests. If you are looking for a more comprehensive STD testing package, you may prefer our Premium or Comprehensive tests.
We'll send a sample collection kit to your door
- Clinic test£195
Visit a private STD clinic to deposit your sample
- Home visit£295
A nurse will visit your home address. Additional fee may apply in remote areas.
Accurate from 14 days
This is the amount of time you must wait from exposure to testing
- Turnaround time 2 days
The turnaround time in working days, once your sample is received by the lab.
- Home Test & Home Visit available
We'll send a sample collection kit to your door
Collection methods:Blood Urine
Who Should Take This Test?
The Essential Profile is ideal for anyone who wants peace of mind testing following a one night stand but doesn’t want to wait the full 28 days that many of our other tests require. It requires you to diagnose the three most common STDs from 14 days following exposure.
How is The Basic STD Test Carried Out?
The test is carried out using a blood sample and a standard urine sample. When you arrive at your appointment medical staff will offer you advice on how to take your urine sample, before taking your blood sample. You will be guided through each step by one of our friendly nurse practitioners.
How Long Do Results From STD Testing Take?
This test has a two day turnaround time for you to receive your results after it is received by the laboratory. All samples are sent to the laboratory using either First Class Royal Mail post or by courier. 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?
This test offers accurate results from 14 days following potential exposure. If you take this test before this period has passed there is a high probability it will not be accurate. This can result in false negatives, whereby you believe you are clear, but you have the condition. If you are interested in finding out about false STD results, you may benefit from reading our recent blog post, where we discuss why inaccurate results happen and the steps you can take to avoid them.
Should I Take This Test?
This test is for anyone who is concerned about an STD following a one night stand and doesn’t want to wait the full 28 days for the more complete testing packages. It’s recommended that you complete a more comprehensive test on a regular basis in addition to this one to get a full picture of your sexual health. If you are unsure about which test to choose, please contact our customer services team.
Book a Basic STD Test With Your Sexual Health
Get tested following a one night stand for common STDs including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis. Experience laboratory-accurate results and quick test turnaround times with Your Sexual Health. If you have any questions about our tests, get in touch with our friendly team. Alternatively, explore our website for health advice and more STD testing options.
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. Experience comfortable and quiet clinics, with minimal waiting times and friendly nurses.
1. Booking Your Basic STD 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 Testing Appointment
You won’t need to worry about anyone knowing you are there for a sexual health screening, as our clinics are mostly general health clinics. 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 Essential 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. Collecting the Urine Sample
The urine sample will be collected by you in a clinic toilet. The nurse or doctor will provide you with full instructions before you deposit the sample. For the test to be fully accurate you must catch the first stream of urine.
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. Following a positive result, you will get access to a GP who can prescribe the best treatment and offer expert sexual health advice.
Home Test Procedure
For those of you who prefer the convenience of testing at home, order one of our Postal Kits. Detailed instructions on how to take the basic STD test samples will be included, but we’ve also outlined the steps below:
1. Ordering Your Testing Kit
To book this test, simply press the ‘Book Now’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you will need to select the Postal Test option. Simply enter your preferred address and pay for the product.
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. Your postal kit should arrive within three working days.
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 Basic STD 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. Posting Your Samples
We provide you with a return postage envelope that can be sent directly to our laboratory so that you can get your results promptly. Simply put the package in the post box in it’s pre-paid packaging. .
6. Receiving Your Results
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 of 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.