Accurate STI Testing

Instant results in 20 minutes available

A systematic approach

We strive to ensure that you can leave your problems behind on the day that you visit us. A nuanced understanding of your problem, the technology to provide same day results and in-clinic medications make this possible. Available in our Birmingham & Leicester clinics.

All appointments are highly confidential and available same-day & weekends.

Key Information

  • STI Consultation included with every test
  • Same-day STI Test results available
  • Nationally accredited labs and tests

How STI testing works

Approx. 30 minutes long including time for consultation & treatment

Step 1: Choose the right tests

This can be discussed during your STI Consultation (included with the test).

Step 2: We take the appropriate samples

Sample required may vary from person

Blood from Vein/Finger

HIV
Hepatitis B

Syphilis
Hepatitis C

Urine

Chlamydia
Trichomonas
Ureaplasma

Gonorrhoea
Mycoplasma
Herpes

(please hold for 1-2 hours before appointment)

Throat Swab

Chlamydia
Trichomonas
Ureaplasma

Gonorrhoea
Mycoplasma
Syphilis

Lesion Swab

Herpes

Syphilis

High Vaginal Swab

Chlamydia
Trichomonas
Ureaplasma

Gonorrhoea
Mycoplasma
HPV

Rectal Swab

Chlamydia

Gonorrhoea

Step 3: Your samples are processed

Depending on the test you opt for, this will be done in our clinic or our private lab.

1. Lab Tests

Samples processed with Unique ID in a private lab.

Results in 3-4 working days

Accuracy
>99%

STIs tested
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • HIV (1&2)
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes (1&2)
  • Trichomonas
  • Mycoplasma
  • Ureaplasma
  • HPV

2. Instant Tests (same day)

Sample run during your appointment

Results in 20 minutes


Accuracy

Blood-Based: >99%
Urine/Swab-Based: ~ 93%

STIs tested
Blood-Based Tests:

  • HIV (1&2)
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes (1&2) IgG/IgM

Urine/Swab-Based Tests:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Gardnerella
  • Canida

3. GeneXpert Tests (same day)

Sample run in GeneXpert machine

Results in 3 hours
(1-2 working days in Leicester)

Accuracy
>99% 

STIs tested
  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea PCR
  • Trichomonas PCR
  • HIV-1 Qual RNA (post-10 day)
  • HPV High Risk (16, 18-45)

Step 4: Receive your results

This can be done by phone, text, e-mail or in-person. If you test positive, we can treat you in our clinic.

If Negative

We’ll give you the recommendations you need to stay sexually healthy. And you can always get in touch if you have any further questions. A copy/certicates of your results is also available.

If Positive

Your clinician will discuss what this means and provide any injections and/or medications needed.

Our STI Tests

Instant Results in 20 minutes

GeneXpert Results in 3 hours (1-2 working days in Leicester)

Lab Results in 3-4 working days

Option 1: Same day results

KEY PAIR (£100)

Instant results for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea

+ £30 for GeneXpert PCR Upgrade

+ £20 for throat/rectal swab

    ROUTINE (£170)

    Instant results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • HIV (1&2)
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis

    BLOODS (£200)

    Instant results for:

    • HIV
    • Hepatitis B
      (sAg)
    • Syphilis
    • Hepatitis C (HCV)

    PLUS.1 (£190)

    Instant results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • HIV
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis

    Lab PCR results for:

    • Trichomonas

    PLUS.2 (£250)

    Instant results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • HIV
    • Hepatitis B
      (sAg)
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis
    • Hepatitis C
      (HCV)

    ENHANCED (£310)

    Instant results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • HIV
    • Hepatitis B
      (sAg)
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis
    • Hepatitis C
      (HCV)

    GeneXpert results for:

    • Trichomonas

    URINE & SWABS (£180)

    GeneXpert PCR results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • Trichomonas
    • Gonorrhoea 
        

    Lab PCR results for:

    • Mycoplasma

    + 40 for Lab PCR results for Ureaplasma & Herpes (1&2)

    COMPLETE (£430)

    Instant results for:

    • HIV (1&2)
    • Hepatitis B
      (sAg)
    • Syphilis
    • Hepatitis C
      (HCV)

    GeneXpert PCR results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • Trichomonas
    • Gonorrhoea

    Lab PCR results for:

    • Mycoplasma
    • Herpes (1&2)
    • Ureaplasma
    • Gardnerella

    ADD-ONS

    HIV-1 Qual RNA (post 10 day exposure)
    + £150

    Throat/Rectal swab for Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea
    + £20/ea

    Cervical Smear
    (results in 2 weeks)
    + £80

    High Risk HPV (16, 18-45)
    + £80

    Option 2: Lab results 

    KEY PAIR (£80)

    Lab results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • Gonorrhoea

    ROUTINE (£130)

    Lab results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • HIV (1&2)
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis

    BLOODS (£160)

    Lab results for:

    • HIV (1&2)
    • Hepatitis B
      (sAg)
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Hepatitis C (HCV)

    PLUS.1 (£190)

    Lab results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • HIV
    • Trichomonas
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis

    PLUS.2 (£190)

    Lab results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • HIV (1&2)
    • Hepatitis B
      (sAg)
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis
    • Hepatitis C
      (HCV)

    ENHANCED (£250)

    Lab results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • HIV (1&2)
    • Hepatitis B
      (sAg)
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis
    • Hepatitis C (HCV)

    DETAILED SCREEN (£180)

    Lab results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • Trichomonas
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Mycoplasma

    + 40 for Lab PCR results for Ureaplasma & Herpes (1&2)

    COMPLETE (£300)

    Lab results for:

    • Chlamydia
    • HIV (1&2)
    • Hepatitis B
      (sAg)
    • Trichomonas
    • Mycoplasma
    • Gardnerella
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis
    • Hepatitis C
      (HCV)
    • Herpes (1&2)
    • Ureaplasma

    ADD-ONS

    HIV-1 Qual RNA (post 10 day exposure)
    + £150

    Throat/Rectal swab for Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea
    + £20/ea

    Cervical Smear
    (results in 2 weeks)
    + £80

    High Risk HPV (16, 18-45)
    + £80

    Option 3: Individual Test

    Edit STIType of TestTime for resultsAccuracyWindow PeriodSample (Men)Sample (Women)Price Chlamydia & GonorrhoeaLab PCR3-4 days99%14 daysUrine (+ throat/rectal swab)High Vaginal Swab (+ throat/rectal swab)£80 Instant20 minutesapprox 93%14 daysUrethral Swab (+ throat/rectal swab)High Vaginal Swab (+ throat/rectal swab)£100 GeneXpert PCR3 hours (1-2 days in Leicester)99%14 daysUrine (+ throat/rectal swab)High Vaginal Swab (+ throat/rectal swab)£130 GonorrhoeaLab Culture3-4 daysN/A7 daysUrethral Swab (+ throat/rectal swab)High Vaginal Swab (+ throat/rectal swab)£100 HIVLab 4th Gen (antibody & p24 antigen)3-4 days99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£80 Instant 4th Gen (antibody & p24 antigen)20 minutes99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£90 HIV-1 Qual RNA3 hours (1-2 days in Leicester)99%10 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£180 SyphilisLab Antibody3-4 days99%21 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£80 Instant Antibody20 minutes99%9-90 days (avg. 21 days)Blood from veinBlood from vein£90 Lab Swab PCR7 days99%N/ALesion SwabLesion Swab£120 Herpes (HSV 1&2)Lab Urine/Swab PCR3-4 days99%N/AUrine/Lesion SwabUrine/Lesion Swab£120 Instant IgG/IgM20 minutesapprox. 94%N/ABlood from veinBlood from vein£120 Lab IgG/IgM7 daysapprox. 98%N/ABlood from veinBlood from vein£150 Hepatitis BLab Surface Antibody (Immunity)3-4 days99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£80 Lab Surface Antigen3-4 days99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£80 Instant Surface Antigen99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£90 Lab Core Antigen3-4 days99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£90 Lab E. Antigen + Antibody3-4 days99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£80 Lab DNA7 days99%N/ABlood from veinBlood from vein£150 Hepatitis CLab Surface Antibody3-4 days99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£80 Instant Surface Antibody20 minutes99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£90 Lab RNA PCR7 days99%28 daysBlood from veinBlood from vein£150 Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV)Lab PCR3-4 days99%14 daysUrine + Prepucial SwabHigh Vaginal / Vulval Swab£100 GeneXpert PCR3 hours (1-2 days in Leicester)99%14 daysUrine + Prepucial SwabHigh Vaginal / Vulval Swab£130 Candida (Thrush)Lab Culture3-4 daysN/AN/AUrine / Urethral / Prepucial / Skin SwabHigh Vaginal / Vulval / Skin Swab£80 Instant20 minutesN/AN/AUrine / Urethral / Prepucial / Skin SwabUrine / Urethral / Prepucial / Skin Swab£100 Lab PCR7 daysN/AN/AUrine / Urethral / Prepucial / Skin SwabUrine / Urethral / Prepucial / Skin Swab£130 Gardnerella (BV Screen)Lab Microscopy3-4 daysapprox. 93%14 daysUrine / Urethral / Prepucial / Skin SwabHigh Vaginal Swab£90 Instant20 minutesapprox. 93%14 daysUrine / Urethral / Prepucial / Skin SwabHigh Vaginal Swab£90 MycoplasmaLab PCR3-4 days99%14 daysUrineHigh Vaginal Swab£120 UreaplasmaLab PCR3-4 days99%14 daysUrineHigh Vaginal Swab£120 HPVLow Risk Sub-Types3-4 days99%N/APrepucial Swab (+ throat swab)High Vaginal Swab (+ throat swab)£120 High Risk Sub-Types7 days99%N/APrepucial Swab (+ throat swab)High Vaginal Swab (+ throat swab)£180 High Risk Types (16, 18-45) by GeneXpert 3 hours99%N/APrepucial Swab (+ throat swab)High Vaginal Swab (+ throat swab)£130 OtherBacterial Culture & Sensitivity3-4 daysN/ALesion Swab / UrineLesion Swab / High Vaginal Swab£130 Microscopy (gram stain)3-4 daysN/AUrethral SwabHigh Vaginal Swab£100 Lab Biopsy Procedure3-4 daysN/ASkin TissueSkin Tissue Lab Biopsy Test14 daysN/ASkin TissueSkin Tissue

    FAQs

    When should I get an STI Test?

    If you are experiencing symptoms, we recommend seeing a sexual health clinician without delay. For a routine check up, we recommend waiting 14 days for Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea and 28 days for HIV & Syphilis. Please read our page on Window Periods for more information.

    What STI Tests do I need?

    The exact tests you need, and the best way of testing for them, will be discussed during your STI Consultation (which is included with every test). This will be based on your risk factors and symptoms that you may be experiencing.

    Is an STI Test the same as an STD Test?

    Yes. An STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) is when a bacteria or a virus gets into a body – it can be present in the body without any symptoms.

    An STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) is used when the STI (or infection) starts to exhibit signs or symptoms.

    On our website, we will use STI (instead of STD) to ensure simplicity, unless stated otherwise.

    Do I need a physical examination to have an STI tests?

    We will only examine you if you are happy for us to do so. This is highly recommended for those experiencing symptoms. And furthermore, most samples can be taken by yourself.

    When will I get my STI Test results?

    Our Instant STI Tests offers results within 20 minutes. Our GeneXpert PCR technology offers results within 3 hours (1-2 working days in Leicester). And lastly our Lab results takes 3-4 working days.

    What if my STI Test is positive?

    We are able to offer STI Treatments for STIs, sexually related conditions and complex cases. For HIV, Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C we will refer you to a specialist NHS Clinic for treatment.

    Can I get a copy of my STI Test results?

    Yes. You can receive your results by text and/or secure email. If you require a certificate for official purposes please bring along a copy of ID (driver’s license/passport).

    Can I have an STI Test when I’m on my period?

    Yes. It is perfectly safe to have an STI screen during your period, but only if you feel comfortable.

    Can I have an STI Test when I’m pregnant?

    Absolutely. In fact, it is extremely important to have STI tests early in the pregnancy, generally done at 12-14 weeks by a midwife. Some women prefer to repeat the STI tests at later stages of the pregnancy.

    A few STI to look out for in pregnant women are:

    • Chlamydia
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV)
    • Group B Streptococcal Infection
    • Syphilis
    • HIV

    If you are experiencing symptoms,

    It is important to refer to a healthcare provider as soon as possible. Our experience combined with timely detection can help avoid complications in the future.

    Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.