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Bacterial infections

Test for STIs & other bacterial infections

  • Diagnoses for unusual dischage & other symptoms
  • Same-day testing & walk-in appointments available
  • Fast, discrete, & professional service
Pricing £285
Type of sample taken Urine, swab
Turnaround time 24 hours to 3 d
 
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The test for bacterial infections covers some STIs, as well as infections that are not sexually transmitted (such as thrush or UTI). This test is done when you are experiencing unusual discharge.

If you are experiencing unusual discharge, genital pain, redness, or inflammation, it is recommended that you get tested for bacterial infections. This will cover bacterial infections that are sexually transmitted, such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, & trichomoniasis, as well as other infections such as thrush or BV (bacterial vaginosis). The main difference between this test & the full screen is that it does not include a blood sample, so it can’t test for things like syphilis or HIV

When should I get tested?

You should get tested for bacterial infections if you are experiencing unusual discharge. The doctor or nurse may recommend this test if you have other symptoms as well, such as redness, itching, pain, or inflammation of the genitals.

What the test includes?

The test is done using a urine sample, as well as a genital swab. The infections tested for are candida (thrush), BV (bacterial vaginosis, an imbalance of the vaginal pH), trichomoniasis, gonorrhoea, & other abnormal bacterial growth such as staph, strep, ureaplasma & mycoplasma.

Procedure

Step 1

Preparing

To prepare for this test, please ensure that you avoid urinating for two hours prior to your appointment. This will give the most accurate results.
 
Step 2

During The Test

During your appointment, after a brief discussion with the doctor or nurse, you will give a urine sample, & a genital swab will be taken. You should be finished with your appointment in around 15-20 minutes.
 
Step 3

Results

Some of your results, such as the urine test for chlamydia & gonorrhoea, will be available within 24 hours. Others take longer. You will receive your results as they come in, & you can choose how you’d like them to be delivered. We will not contact you without your permission.

FAQs

Is the swab test painful?

The swab is a very quick process, & will not be painful. If you are already experiencing genital soreness or inflammation, it can cause mild discomfort, but the process only takes a few seconds.

What happens if my test comes back positive?

In the event that you have an infection, you will be able to get a prescription from us as soon as the results have been delivered. If you have given us permission to call you, the doctor or nurse will contact you to alert you & advise on the next steps. Luckily, bacterial infections are easy to treat.

What are some symptoms of bacterial infections?

In general, the symptoms include pain, itching, soreness or redness in the genital area, unusual or discoloured discharge, & pain on urination or during/after sex. Not all infections will show symptoms, however, so a lack of symptoms does not indicate a lack of infection.