Testing for Chlamydia at Home

Chlamydia is a very common STI. It’s unlikely to cause any health problems if it is treated soon after you get it.

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Do I need a Chlamydia test?

Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs.

Most people with chlamydia don’t have symptoms, so getting tested is the only way to know if you have it.

Untreated chlamydia can sometimes cause serious health problems including:

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can cause long-term pain and increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy and infertility in women.
  • Painful infection in the testicles.
  • Inflamed joints, although this is rare.

Chlamydia symptoms in men

Most men with chlamydia don’t have any symptoms.

If you do get symptoms, they can appear at any time. It could be within a few weeks of getting chlamydia, or not until months later.

Symptoms may include:

  • Discharge from the tip of the penis.
  • Pain or a burning feeling when you pee.
  • Testicle pain.

Chlamydia symptoms in women

Most women with chlamydia don’t have any symptoms.

If you do get symptoms, they can appear at any time. It could be within a few weeks of getting chlamydia, or not until months later.

Symptoms may include:

  • Bleeding between periods or after sex.
  • Vaginal discharge that’s unusual for you.
  • Pain low down in your tummy.
  • Pain when you have sex.
  • Pain when you pee.

When should I get tested?

The only way to know if you have chlamydia is to get tested.

It can take up to 2 weeks after sex for chlamydia to show up on a test.

You can get a chlamydia test at any time – although you might need to repeat the test if you have it less than 2 weeks since you had sex because the infection might not be found in the early stages.

It’s a good idea to test for chlamydia whenever you have a new sexual partner.

What test do I need for Chlamydia?

Our chlamydia tests are for people with no symptoms. They are available as either a Dual Screen or a Standard STI screen. If you have symptoms, you should go to a sexual health clinic or your GP to get checked out.

Men need to give a urine sample to test for chlamydia.

Women need to swab the vagina to test for chlamydia. This is easy to do. We’ll send you a swab and instructions.

You can also add rectal (bottom) or throat swabs for chlamydia to our standard STI screen.

Chlamydia home test results

How quickly will I get my Chlamydia test results?

Your results will usually be ready 1-3 days after we receive your samples.

Our 8-screen tests can take a bit longer and your results will be ready between 7-10 working days after we receive your samples

As soon as your results are ready, we’ll contact you with details of how to view them securely online.

You can choose whether we contact you by text or email.

What happens if I get a positive Chlamydia test result?

You will need treatment with antibiotics.

You can get treatment from a sexual health clinic or your GP by showing them your test result online or printing it out If you test positive, we will signpost you to your local treatment, help and advice services.

Your current or recent sexual partners will need to be tested for chlamydia and should also be offered treatment while waiting for the result. Sexual health services may be able to offer this service anonymously should you require.

Don’t have sex until you and your sexual partner(s) have both finished treatment. This is usually at least 7 days after the last person has finished their treatment.

How confidential is my Chlamydia test?

Our service is completely confidential. We won’t tell anyone else about it and we don’t share your results with anyone else. All our tests are delivered in plain packaging.

If your test is positive, you will need to share your result with a sexual health clinic or your GP to get treatment.

See our FAQs for more information on how we keep your data secure.