This is one of our most popular and comprehensive tests, providing an excellent level of reassurance in regard to STI testing.
Everything you need to take the samples is provided. It's fairly easy and full instructions are given.
The following samples are required:
Using a finger prick, a blood sample is taken to screen for the blood borne infections HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
The STIs this kit tests for are:
HIV is found in the body fluids of an infected person, which includes semen, vaginal and anal fluids, blood and breast milk. More than 1 in 5 people with HIV (over 20,000) do not know they are infected. The World Health Organization estimates that around 34 million people in the world are living with HIV.
Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver. You can become infected with hepatitis C if you come into contact with the blood or, less commonly, body fluids of an infected person.
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 all of these STIs, 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 for women.
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 test is for both males and females for ten of the most common STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea.
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.
Our HIV tests are 4th generation ELISA tests and sensitive nucleic acid amplification techniques are utilized in our STD testing panels.
Many of these tests are not commonly available to NHS patients, such as the PCR based detection of Mycoplasma Genitalium and Trichomonas.
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: