Chlamydia test

Swab or urine test

Delivery included

Choose a vaginal swab or urine sample test kit when you order

Get your results by text within 72 hours of your sample arriving at the lab.

Test at least 2 weeks after unprotected sex for most accurate results

Test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia with one test, at no extra cost

Chlamydia can be spread by unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sex.

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Swab or urine sample
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What happens next

Free discreet delivery

We’ll deliver your order by 1st Class post in discreet packaging.

Test at home

You'll get everything you need in the test kit. Follow the simple steps and post your samples to our lab in the Freepost box.

Results and support by text

We'll send your results within 72 hours of your samples arriving at our lab. Get support by text whenever you need it. Our clinicians are here to help.

Treatment by post

If you need treatment, our clinicians can prescribe online for home delivery. We can also help you find your nearest clinic.

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What is in the chlamydia self-test kit?

Depending on which test kit you order, for chlamydia screening you can take swab samples from your mouth, anus or vagina, or you will be asked to provide a urine sample. You’ll find an instruction card in your kit.

Vaginal swab

Use this to test for genital chlamydia. Put the soft tip of the swab about 2 inches into your vagina. Gently rotate the swab for 10-30 seconds, making sure it touches the wall of the vagina.

Urine sample

Use this to test for genital chlamydia. Pee into the folding peecanter and use the pipette to transfer urine into the sample tube.

Oral swab

Use this to test for chlamydia in your throat. Wipe the soft cotton swab at the back of your throat, 3 times on each side.

Rectal swab

Use this to test for chlamydia in your anus. Gently insert the soft cotton tip of the swab into your bottom (anus) and rotate it for about 10 seconds. Take care not to snap the swab.

Sample tubes and return box

It’s easy to return your samples safely. Put each sample in its protective tube and use the Freepost box to send your samples to our lab. We’ll test your sample for chlamydia and gonorrhoea at no extra cost.

Chlamydia: the basics

When to test for chlamydia

It can take 1 to 2 weeks for a chlamydia infection to show up in tests. Wait at least 2 weeks to take a test after you’ve had unprotected sex with a new partner. Most people have no symptoms, so you may not know that you have an infection. 

We recommend testing every year or every time you have a new partner, particularly if you're under 25.

How to avoid chlamydia

Chlamydia is passed from one person to another through oral, vaginal or anal sex. You won’t get it from kissing, hugging, sharing towels or baths, as the bacteria don’t survive outside the body for very long.

Condoms are the best way to reduce your chance of getting chlamydia. Test regularly to make sure you’re not passing on the infection without knowing it.

Getting treatment for chlamydia

Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotic tablets. If you get a positive result from your Fettle test, we’ll offer you treatment by post. Our clinicians will ask you a few questions to make sure it's safe to prescribe online. 

If you’d prefer to visit a clinic, we’ll help you find the nearest one. Treatment is effective after 7 days. We recommend waiting 6 weeks after you've finished the treatment before you test again. You and your partner should both get treated and avoid having sex until you’ve completed treatment.

Telling your sexual partners

If you get a positive chlamydia test result you should tell all the people you've had sex with over the last 6 months. They could have chlamydia without knowing it. They might be passing it to other people.

If you have a positive result we make it easy to anonymously notify your recent sexual partners so they can get tested and treated too.

If you have taken your chlamydia treatment correctly, it is highly likely to be effective, so you should not need to do another test. If you are worried, you can take another test.

Yes, you can get pregnant if you have chlamydia. If chlamydia is left untreated during your pregnancy, there is a chance it can be passed on to your unborn baby.

Our simple home STI 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.

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 the ones used by NHS staff. Your results will never be shared with anyone else without your permission.

Written by Alice Luyimbo-Lule. Nurse Prescriber
Reviewed by Dr Paula Baraitser. Medical Director, SH:24

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