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Use our chlamydia and gonorrhoea test kit if you want to check whether you've contracted either of these two common sexually transmitted infections.

Men can use a urine test, which will be processed by our partner lab. Urine tests have been found to be less accurate for women, which is why we provide a swab test kit for women. We will dispatch your gonorrhea test kit in discreet packaging, guaranteed next day delivery.

Your results should be available within 2-3 days of your sample reaching the lab.

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Why get tested for gonorrhea?

A gonorrhea test allows you to find out whether you have been infected with this common sexually transmitted infection. After chlamydia, gonorrhea is the most common sti, with over 25 000 reported cases in 2012 alone. Getting tested makes sense if you have had unprotected sex or if you have been experiencing symptoms such as discharge from the penis or vagina. If you have been diagnosed with a different sti or know that a previous partner has received a positive gonorrhea test result you should also consider getting tested.

If you know that your partner has had unprotected intercourse with other partners you may also wish to do a gonorrhea test, to make sure you have not caught gonorrhea. It is particularly important to consider a test if you are pregnant or trying for a baby. Gonorrhea can be passed from mother to baby during childbirth, so it is important to know whether the infection is present. Since the infection does not always result in symptoms, a gonorrhea test is often the only way to be sure you are healthy and to prevent an existing, unnoticed infection from spreading to other body parts.

Why does the gonorrhea test check for chlamydia as well?

Both infections are very common and frequently occur in combination. They are transmitted in the same way, can both be symptomless and cause complications such as infertility if they go unnoticed. If you use our gonorrhea test kit, we will also let you know if any evidence of chlamydia is found, so you won’t need to take an additional test. If you would like to get tested for other sti’s too, you may wish to take our extended sti test.

How does a gonorrhea test work?

We offer two types of test kits, a urine test for men and a swab test kit for women. Urine tests are slightly less accurate in women, which is why women are advised to use the swab test version. Both test kits are easy to use and you will be able to collect your sample within minutes.

The gonorrhea test for men requires, that you collect a sample of your urine, using the test kit provided. The test kit contains a leaflet with instructions as well as two plastic containers, one of which you will use to collect your urine. It is important that you use the label included in the package and affix it to you sample, otherwise the laboratory will not be able to analyse your specimen.

The gonorrhea test kit for women consists of a swab test, used to gather a sample from the vagina. It is as quick as the urine test and requires you to use a cotton swab. You should avoid using vaginal creams or treatments prior to collecting your sample. Gonorrhea can be found in the bodily fluids present in the sexual organs. If you have gonorrhea, the analysis of your urine sample or swab show a positive result.

Can the gonorrhea test detect a recent infection?

The incubation period of gonorrhea lies between 2 - 7 days. The test may not detect an infection which has occurred within the past few days. If you are worried that you may have caught gonorrhea, you should not hesitate to get tested. If left untreated, the infection will spread. By the time you experience symptoms, you may be suffering complications and you may have passed the disease on to your partner.

What if my test result is positive?

If you test positive for gonorrhea, you will require gonorrhea treatment. The infection is very easy to treat with an antibiotic. If your result is positive, you should get in touch with your current partner or previous partners to let them know that they may carry the infection, too. Your partner will need to take a test or a treatment, otherwise you are likely to be infected again. In order to prevent future infection, you should aim to use a condom whenever you have intercourse with a new partner, who has not recently been tested.

What if my result is negative?

If you have received a negative result but continue to experience symptoms, you should seek medical attention. Although false test results are rare, there is a slim possibility that your test may have failed.

If you have a question about this service, please email info@dred.com with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.

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