Get a sexual health check up

Test at home for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C.

Tests we offer

We test for 6 common STIs.

All our lab blood tests can be done with the same blood sample. So you can easily test for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C with just 1 finger-prick blood sample.

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea tests can also be done from the same sample.

Choose a test below to begin. You can add and remove tests from your basket before completing your order.

Fettle swab and packaging

Chlamydia test

£29.00

Order your genital, oral or rectal tests. Includes screening for gonorrhoea.
Fettle urine sample tube and packaging

Gonorrhoea test

£29.00

Order your genital, oral or rectal tests. Includes screening for chlamydia.
Box for a blood STI kit

HIV lab test

£27.00

Lab results within 72 hours from a small sample of blood.
Sample tubes and blood test device

Insti HIV test

£19.50

Get instant results at home by testing 1 drop of blood.
Fettle blood test kit with lancets, sample tube, plasters and packaging

Syphilis test

£27.00

Lab results within 72 hours from a small sample of blood.
Fettle blood test kit with lancets, sample tube, plasters and packaging

Hepatitis B test

£29.00

Lab results within 72 hours from a small sample of blood.
Fettle blood test kit with lancets, sample tube, plasters and packaging

Hepatitis C test

£29.00

Lab results within 72 hours from a small sample of blood.

How it works

Order online

Tell us a bit about you and your health so we can help you find the right test.

Test at home

Follow the instructions to take your test. If you need to send your samples to our lab, use the Freepost box we've included.

Get results in 72 hrs

We’ll contact you with your test results within 72 hours, usually by text. If you need support or advice, our specialist clinicians are here to help.

Free discreet delivery

We’ll deliver your home STI test in discreet packaging by 1st Class Royal Mail.

What should I test for?

STIs (sexually transmitted infections) can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact - including oral, anal and vaginal sex. They're sometimes called STDs (sexually transmitted diseases).

Some people are more at risk of STIs than others. So they may want to test more often or for specific infections. Find out more below.

Chlamydia

£29.00

Chlamydia is a common bacterial infection. It's easy to treat with antibiotic tablets.

If you're having sex, you should get tested. We recommend doing a test every year, or every time you have a new partner.

Symptoms can include a change in vaginal discharge, pelvic pain or irregular periods. But most people do not have any noticeable symptoms.

Test 2 weeks after unprotected sex for the most accurate results.

Gonorrhoea

£29.00

Gonorrhoea is a common bacterial infection. It needs an antibiotic injection to treat.

If you're having sex, you should get tested. We recommend doing a test every year, or every time you have a new partner.

Symptoms might include changes in vaginal discharge, pelvic pain or irregular periods. Most people do not have any noticeable symptoms.

Test 2 weeks after unprotected sex for the most accurate results.

HIV

£19.50

HIV is a viral infection that attacks the body's immune system. There’s no cure, but antiretroviral treatment can make the virus undetectable and untransmissible.

You should get tested if you've had unprotected sex, particularly if you've changed partners, are a man who has sex with men, or have multiple partners.

At first, symptoms might feel like a flu-like illness for a few weeks after infection. After this, people usually have no symptoms for several years. Over time the immune system becomes less able to fight off common infections.

For lab blood sample tests wait 7 weeks after unprotected sex for the most accurate results. For the Insti HIV test, wait 12 weeks.

Syphilis

£27.00

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that has 3 stages. It can be treated with antibiotics.

You should get tested if you’ve had unprotected sex, particularly if you are a man who has sex with men or you have multiple partners.

Symptoms depend on which stage the infection is at. In the first stage, it can cause a painless ulcer and swollen lymph nodes.

Test 12 weeks after unprotected sex for the most accurate results.

Hepatitis B

£29.00

A virus that can damage the liver. A free vaccine is available for those most at risk of infection.

We recommend this test if:

  • you’re a man who has sex with men

  • you’ve ever injected recreational drugs

  • you’re living with HIV

  • you get paid for sex or you pay for sex

  • you were born in an area with a high rate of hepatitis B, or you have sex with someone born in these areas.

Symptoms usually show in the first 6 months of being infected. They can include flu-like symptoms, sickness and diarrhoea.

Test 12 weeks after unprotected sex for the most accurate results.

Hepatitis C

£29.00

Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver. It can be treated with antiviral medication.

We recommend this test if you’ve ever injected recreational drugs, you’ve had sex that involves groups, unprotected anal sex or fisting, or you, or your partner, is living with HIV.

Symptoms usually show in the first 6 months of being infected. They can include flu-like symptoms, sickness and diarrhoea.

Test 12 weeks after unprotected sex for the most accurate results.

Other common STIs

We don't offer tests for these STIs so you should visit your GP or find a local clinic if you're worried you have symptoms.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. It can be easily treated with tablets.

Not everyone experiences symptoms, but they can include:

  • soreness and itching around the vagina

  • a change in vaginal discharge

Genital herpes

Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Once infected, the virus stays in your body. It may cause outbreaks which usually heal without treatment.

Herpes can cause

  • flu-like symptoms like tiredness, headaches and fever

  • stinging, tingling or itching around your genitals or bottom

  • small, fluid-filled blisters anywhere around the genitals

The majority of people have this virus but do not know they have it because they do not have any symptoms.

Genital warts

Warts are an infection caused by a human papilloma virus (HPV). Treatment can remove visible warts.

The main symptom is small, fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes that can apperar anywhere around your genital, anal or throat area. They might be inside the vagina or anus, so you might not notice straight away.

Genital warts are usually painless. But sometimes they will itch and cause inflammation or bleeding.

You can read more about other STIs that we don't currently offer tests for in our help centre.

About STI testing

How home STI testing works

Our tests check for some of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We use similar tests that you’d get in a clinic, but we design our kits for you to use at home.

Our STI test kits include everything you need to take a sample of blood or bodily fluids for testing in our lab. Or for testing at home if you choose the Insti HIV test. This could include swabs for your mouth, vagina or anus, a urine tube, or a lancet to make a small cut on your finger. We’ll include an instruction card, a sample tube and a Freepost return box.

We asked people who’ve used our tests to help improve our instructions. Most people find the blood test easier after watching our short ‘top tips’ video. If you need help with any of your tests, ask us at any time.

When to test for STIs

STIs often have no symptoms or symptoms can go unnoticed. If you are sexually active and changing partners, we recommend you test regularly.

It can take time for STIs to show up in tests. This is called a ‘window period.’ If you’ve been at risk of an infection, or you’re worried that you may have come into contact with an STI, check the window period to see when a test will be most accurate. If you don't want to wait, test now and test again after the window period, because testing too early can mean the infection won't show up.

Protecting yourself from STIs

STIs are bacteria or viruses passed from person to person through sexual contact. This can be unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex. 

Condoms are the best way to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. Male and female condoms protect you from most STIs. Regular testing can help reduce the spread of STIs. If you don’t know that you have an infection, you could be passing it on to others without realising.

Bacterial infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are treated with antibiotics.

HIV, herpes and hepatitis B and C are caused by viruses. They are treated with anti-viral medications. 

If your test shows that you may have an infection, we’ll help you get the right treatment.

How accurate are the STI tests?

Our simple home test kits are highly accurate when you:

  • wait the recommended window period before you test

  • follow the kit instructions carefully

  • complete additional tests in a clinic setting, if recommended by our clinicians.

Your samples are sent to our partner laboratory to be processed by specialist technicians. We use similar tests that are used by many NHS clinics.

If you are experiencing any STI symptoms, you should visit your local sexual health clinic for further testing and examination.

What are the symptoms of STIs?

Most STIs cause no symptoms at all. This is why it's important to test regularly.

STI symptoms vary from itchiness, soreness, rashes or redness, to pain when passing urine, discharge from the penis or vagina, and lumps or sores on the genitals.

The only way to know you have an infection is to have an STI test.

Will having an STI affect my pregnancy?

Women are offered routine testing for HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis early in pregnancy as part NHS antenatal care. Testing for these infections in pregnancy is particularly important as they can be passed from mother to baby during birth.

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are common infections in the general population. If you think you may have been at risk of either of these then testing during pregnancy can be a good idea. You may discuss testing with your GP, midwife or local sexual health service. Alternatively you can complete a home test without risk to your pregnancy.

Treating any infections during pregnancy will reduce or remove the risk of passing these onto your baby. Your midwife may also suggest changes to your birth plan (for example, by planned caesarean section) to reduce the risk of transmission of some infections. You can talk to your midwife or doctor about any concerns at your routine antenatal appointments.

How will I get my results?

Most people get their test results by text, within 72 hours of our lab processing your samples. In some cases, one of our clinical team will arrange a time to call you to talk about your test results and treatment.

What if I have an infection? How do I get treatment?

If you have an infection, we will advise you how to get treatment and further support.

If your test result is positive for chlamydia, we can offer treatment by post. If you have complicated symptoms that require examination or further testing, we will help you find a clinic for treatment.

Who sees my details?

Regardless of whether you have an infection or not, only our clinicians and service managers will see your test results.

All our staff sign a data protection agreement, similar to that used by NHS staff. Your results will never be shared with anyone else without your permission.

Can I request a hard copy or letter with my Fettle results?

We do not send letters, emails or hard copy test results from Fettle. This is because we cannot confirm the identity of the person who provided the sample.

Written by Alice Luyimbo-Lule. Nurse Prescriber
Reviewed by Dr Paula Baraitser. Medical Director

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