Test for 6 STIs; gonorrhoea, chlamydia, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and syphilis.
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What happens next
Free discreet delivery
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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.
Support whenever you need it
If you have a positive result, our clinical team will help you access treatment locally.
What our users say
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What's in the kit?
To test at home for gonorrhoea and chlamydia, you’ll take a swab from your mouth, anus or vagina. Or you can send a urine sample. You’ll find an instruction card in your kit. Read the instructions carefully so your tests are accurate.
To test for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and syphilis, we use a blood sample from a finger prick. You’ll find an instruction card in your kit.
Use this to test for genital gonorrhoea and chlamydia. Gently wipe the soft cotton tip of the swab around the walls of your vagina.
Use this to test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia in your bottom (anus). Gently insert the soft cotton tip of the swab into your anus and rotate it for about 10 seconds. Take care not to snap the swab.
Sterile wipes and plasters
Before you start your HIV and syphilis test, use the wipes to clean your fingertip. You might need a small plaster for your fingertip.
Use the lancet to make a tiny cut in your fingertip. We send some spares in case you need to try more than once.
Blood sample tube
Drop a small amount of blood into the tube. Make sure to fill it to the line. You can use more than one finger if you need to.
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.
How to collect a blood sample
Many people find it easier and quicker to collect their blood sample after watching this short video.
make sure your hands are warm by having a bath or shower, or exercise to warm up
drink lots of water before you test
push the lancet firmly into the side of your finger. Avoid the more sensitive middle part of your fingertip
keep your arm as straight as you can
massage from your palm to your fingertip to help the blood flow
If you need more lancets, do not order a new kit. Text us and we'll send you some more.
Multiple tests from 1 blood sample
Add more tests to your order and use just 1 blood sample for them all
When to test
When to test for gonorrhoea
It can take up to 2 weeks (14 days) after sexual contact for a gonorrhoea infection to show up in a test. If you test before this, your test will not be accurate.
Most people have no symptoms, so you may not know that you have an infection. We recommend testing when you have a new sexual partner. If you change partners regularly, test every 3 months (12 weeks). And if you do not change partners regularly, test once a year.
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.
When to test for hepatitis B
If you think you’ve been exposed to hepatitis B, wait 12 weeks (84 days) before you do a test. In some cases, it can take up to 6 months (160 days) after sexual contact for the infection to show up in tests. If you're not sure when you might have been exposed, do a test now, and another test in a few weeks.
Our clinicians can help you work out when to test again once you’ve placed your order. If you’ve had the hepatitis B vaccine, you don’t need to take a test. The vaccine is very effective.
When to test for hepatitis C
If you think you’ve been exposed to hepatitis C or have symptoms, visit your GP or a sexual health clinic immediately for advice. Getting treatment early is the best way to prevent the infection from spreading.
Most tests are accurate at 12 weeks (84 days) after sexual contact, but it can take up to 9 months for an infection to show up accurately in a test.
If you are not sure when you might have been exposed, do a test now, and another test in 9 months. Our clinicians can help you work out when to test again once you’ve placed your order.
When to test for HIV
HIV infection does not show in tests immediately, so you need to wait for the right amount of time to get an accurate result. The best time after risk to test depends on which types of HIV test you use:
HIV lab test: 7 weeks
Insti HIV test: 12 weeks (3 months)
OraQuick test: 12 weeks (3 months)
If you’re not sure when you might have been exposed, test now and do a second test in 7 or 12 weeks.
People can carry HIV without showing symptoms or knowing that they have it. So routine testing is important. If you have sex without condoms, particularly if you've changed partners, are a man who has sex with men, or have multiple partners, you should get tested for HIV every 3 months.
When to test for syphilis
It can take up to 12 weeks (84 days) for syphilis infection to show up in a test. If you're not sure when you might have been exposed, do a test now, and another test after the 12 week window period.
Syphilis is not as common as other STIs but there are a growing number of cases in the UK. Get tested if you’ve had unprotected sex, particularly if you are a man who has sex with men or you have multiple partners, as you are likely to be at higher risk of infection.
If you've had syphilis before, make sure you tell us about it when you order. We'll make sure you get the right kind of test.
Symptoms of hepatitis B
Some people with hepatitis B will be ill for only a few weeks. This is known as an “acute” infection. For others, the disease progresses to a lifelong illness, known as chronic hepatitis B.
Some people with acute hepatitis B have no symptoms at all or only mild illness. For others, it causes a more severe illness and they'll need to go to hospital.
Often people are able to clear the virus from their bodies without treatment. This is especially the case if they get the infection as an adult. But in some cases, acute hepatitis B leads to chronic hepatitis B. Over time, chronic hepatitis B can cause serious health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Symptoms of hepatitis C
Many people won’t notice any symptoms. And for some people, hepatitis C is a short-term illness.
But for over 50% of people who become infected with the hepatitis C virus, it becomes a long-term, chronic infection.
Chronic hepatitis C can lead to serious problems with the liver, like scarring (cirrhosis) and liver cancer. Often there are no symptoms of chronic hepatitis C until it starts to damage the liver.
Symptoms of HIV
HIV can cause flu-like symptoms a few weeks after infection. After this, people living with HIV may live symptom free for years. As HIV develops, the immune system becomes weaker. This can become serious, making it hard to fight common infections.
People living with HIV are more likely to develop some cancers. In its final stage, HIV infection will develop into AIDS. Common infections could become fatal, as the body is too weak to fight them off.
Symptoms of syphilis
Many people will not notice any symptoms. But without treatment, syphilis can have life threatening consequences.
The infection has 3 stages - primary, secondary and late stage. Each stage has different symptoms.
Primary syphilis causes an ulcer and swelling of lymph glands. The ulcer is very infectious but it usually does not hurt. It will eventually disappear without needing treatment. Some people will not notice it.
Secondary syphilis can cause a skin rash, often on the trunk of your body, palms of your hands or soles of your feet. And swelling of lymph glands.
Late syphilis can happen from 7 to 30 years after getting the infection. It can affect bones, skin, the heart or the central nervous system. This stage can be Iife threatening.
Getting treatment for gonorrhoea
Gonorrhoea is treated with an antibiotic injection. If you get a positive result, we’ll help you get treatment from your nearest clinic.
You should tell all of your sexual partners from the last 6 months. They could have gonorrhoea without knowing it. If you test positive, we’ll send you a link to our anonymous partner notification service. We make it easier to tell your sexual partners so they can get tested and treated.
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.
Getting treatment for hepatitis B
If you're in the early stages of the hepatitis B infection, you should be assessed by a doctor. You might need medication to help with the symptoms.
People with chronic hepatitis B (long term infection), will need to see a specialist in liver disease. They may need medication to prevent liver damage and have regular tests. There are now very effective medications that can suppress the virus over many years.
If you're in the early stages of the hepatitis C infection, you should see a doctor. You might need medication to help with the symptoms.
People with chronic hepatitis C, which has lasted a few months, will need to see a specialist. They may need anti-viral medication that can stop the virus spreading through the body and prevent liver disease.
The sooner treatment begins after exposure to hepatitis C, the more likely it is to work. Even if treatment clears the virus, you can be infected again.
Treatment for HIV
Modern treatment options mean most people living with HIV have a long and healthy life. Most treatments involve antiviral medications. These don’t cure HIV but can reduce the level of virus in your blood to ‘undetectable’ levels.
This means you can’t pass on HIV to other people. HIV treatment works best when it's started straight after diagnosis.
Getting treatment for syphilis
Syphilis is treated by antibiotic injections or tablets. If your test shows you might have a syphilis infection, one of our clinicians will call you to talk through the next steps and help you find a clinic. You'll need to have a blood test to confirm the infection and what stage it's at.
If you have syphilis or any STI, you should tell your sexual partners and anyone you’ve had sex with in the last 6 months. It’s important they get tested and treated as they could have the infection without knowing it.