The HIV home testing kit allows you to check for HIV at home without the need to visit a clinic.
This test checks for HIV by means of detection of HIV antibodies and/or the HIV p24 Antigen in a small blood sample from a finger-prick. The kit contains everything you need to take the test.
The test is a fourth generation ELISA based test called the Vidas™ HIV Duo. Based on most recent published research, we estimate that the ability of the test to detect HIV (i.e. its sensitivity) is around 92 % at 28 days after infection and 100% at 50 days.
No invasive sampling techniques are necessary. We offer a completely confidential service and the test can be performed in the privacy of your home. Everything you need to collect a sample is included:
Sample required: Finger prick blood sample.
Using the easy to follow guide provided in the box, complete the form and take the sample as instructed, pop it all into the postage-paid envelope and place it into your nearest post box. Your results will be with you within 7 days.
It’s recommended that all sexually active people have an STI test every 3 months and leave it no longer than 6 months. The test is for both males and females.
The home testing kit provided by Doctorcall offers a discreet and private way to get tested for ten of the most common STIs.
The home testing kit is delivered in a discrete unmarked packet delivered by Royal Mail to the address of your choice. Your results are given to you and you alone and we will always ask for verification to ensure its you who we are talking to.
If you’re concerned about your results or have a question we can arrange for you to attend our clinic and see a private doctor or you can take your results to your GP.
You must complete your test and return the sample within 30 days of ordering.
Our home testing kits are produced to the highest standard meaning you can be sure of quality.
When you order a home testing kit from Doctorcall, we will ensure privacy and discretion. The small packet is delivered in a discrete, unmarked envelope.
Once you make the decision to take a medical test, for whatever purpose or concern, it is essential that test you choose provides accurate, reliable and reproducible results.
Here at Doctorcall, all of our tests are processed by the largest, private CPA-accredited laboratory in Europe.
Our lab will rapidly analyse your sample and get the results to you within a few days.
The laboratory employs some of the most trusted and well known platforms in its analysis, including Roche, Abbott, Vidas, BD as well as several in-house multiplex PCR techniques.
Our HIV tests are 4th generation ELISA tests and sensitive nucleic acid amplification techniques are utilized in our STD testing panels.
For many people getting an HIV test is a decision that is carefully thought out. One of your first considerations should be the accuracy and reliability of the test.
The HIV test included in this home testing kit uses the latest technology and state of the art equipment, meaning you can be reassured of its high standard.
HIV is one of the fastest growing serious health conditions in the UK. A total of 6151 people were diagnosed with HIV in the UK in 2014 alone.
HIV5 is a next generation HIV assay with the Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay which is the first commercial screening assay to be able to distinguish between HIV-1 antibodies, HIV-2 antibodies and HIV-1 p24 antigen in serum or plasma samples.
In addition to the early detection offered by 4th generation assays, this 5th Generation assay provides more information by specifically identifying HIV-1 or HIV-2 and allows results of antigen and antibody detection to be reported individually. The assay has been evaluated by the PHE (Colindale).
This 5th, and latest, generation HIV test is: