Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex (sex without a condom).
It is common to show no symptoms at all whilst an infection is present for both chlamydia and gonorrhoea, but when symptoms do show they typically include a thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina, penis or rectum, pain when urinating and bleeding in between periods in women.
Gonorrhoea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus.
Doctorcall is a leading UK medical company specialising in sexual health, meaning we can offer you the guidance and support you want.
The test is a nucleic acid amplification test or NAAT. NAAT’s are known to be the most accurate method available for the detection of chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
For women, a self-taken swab from the vagina will provide even greater accuracy than a urine sample. Instructions on how to taken a vaginal swab will be provided.
Sample required: Easy-to-use swab or urine sample. Each pack contains the easy to use equipment necessary.
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:
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 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.
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.