For fast and effective diagnosis and peace of mind, we offer sexual health test screening packages to check for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases, also called STIs). They cover the majority of sexually transmitted infections and deliver your results to you quickly. You will see an experienced doctor who will recommend the right test for you and also provide treatment and advice. Most blood test results for viral infections are ready within 4 – 6 hours and chlamydia and gonorrhoea in one day or even sooner with new faster testing methods. We also provide instant HIV testing – get your result in under 60 seconds.
Test results can be collected in person or received by email or post and you will also receive a call if you would like one. Having a telephone consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your test results is included in the price of the package. Otherwise we can contact you by email or you can contact us at your convenience. We know the sensitivity around sexual health testing and we try to offer as many options as possible to help make this process easier for you.
There are several packages you can choose from and your doctor will also recommend to you the right sexual health package for you based on your circumstances, such as whether or not you have any symptoms and when your encounter(s) took place.
1. Sexual Health Screen – Option 1
This is our full screen, the most comprehensive option for sexual health. The cost varies depending on whether or not you are experiencing symptoms. If you do not have symptoms, your appointment will be with a sexual heath nurse and costs £185, which includes all tests, results, consultation and necessary prescriptions (excluding medications). If you do have symptoms, your appointment will be with a GP, and costs £260, including all of the above as well as a urethral or vaginal swab. In both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases, if any further swabs are needed, the cost is £55 per swab.
Conditions tested for are:
• HIV I and II antibodies
• P24 antigen (an alternative detection method for HIV)
• Hepatitis B surface antigen
• Hepatitis C antibodies
• Herpes (swab)
• Bacterial infections
We also provide multiplex testing for HIV and hepatitis, which is the most accurate early detection method, optimal at 10 days after exposure. This test can be added onto the full sexual health package for £195. Please discuss the suitability of multiplex testing with the doctor.
Cost: £185 (asymptomatic) / £260 (symptomatic)
2. Sexual Health Test Package – Option 2
Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and bacterial infections
This package includes an accurate urine PCR test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, with results back in 1 working day, and a swab sent for culture to look for other bacterial infections that may be causing your symptoms or that may be transmitted to your partner. The bacterial culture takes 3 – 5 days. Your doctor will call you with your results or email you if you prefer, and provide a prescription and follow up advice should an infection be detected.
3. Sexual Health Test Package – Option 3
This package covers four main sexually transmitted infections detected by blood test. This includes HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B and syphilis. Your doctor will call you with your results and answer any further questions you may have. Your results are ready in 4 – 12 hours for your peace of mind.
We can also provide this package (except for syphilis) for early detection by multiplex testing. This costs £195 and results take 7 days.
Who should have this test?
Our full sexual health screen is recommended for anyone who has had unprotected sex. You may be starting a new relationship, experiencing symptoms, or simply wishing for peace of mind. It is also helpful for couples thinking of starting a family as some sexually-transmitted diseases affect fertility and childbirth.