Box for a blood STI kit

HIV lab test

Blood test

£27.00
Delivery included

Test for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C with just 1 finger-prick blood sample

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

Test 7 weeks (45 days) after unprotected sex for most accurate results

Add other test kits to your order at checkout.

What happens next

Order online

We’ll ask you a few questions about your health. We’ll text you when we dispatch your order.

Free discreet delivery

We’ll deliver your order by 1st Class post. And we'll include a Freepost box to return your samples to our lab.

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.

A dedicated clinician

If you have a reactive result, one of our clinicians will call you to talk through the next steps.

What our users say

Great service. Removed an awkward barrier. I'm sure the service has helped many people test.

Anonymous
UK2022

Extremely professional and efficient service. Very responsive. Open 7 days a week so great if you work long hours.

Anonymous
UK2022

I think it is a great initiative. I've always wanted to know my status, but stigma and fear (especially in my home country) stopped me from getting tested. The privacy was comforting.

Anonymous
UK2022

I usually need sedation for blood tests as I'm very anxious with blood. Intially found using the lancet hard to work up to, but was honestly thrilled I was able to do it myself! Great service. Thank you!

Anonymous
UK2022

What's in the HIV self-test kit?

For home HIV tests, we use a blood sample from a finger prick. You’ll find an instruction card in your kit.

Box for a blood STI test, with instructions leaflet

Sterile wipes and plasters

Use the wipes to clean your fingertip before you start. You might need a small plaster for your fingertip.

Small lancets

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.

Protective case and return box

It’s easy to send your sample safely to our lab. Use our protective case and Freepost box to return in any Royal Mail postbox.


How to collect a blood sample

Many people find it easier and quicker to collect their blood sample after watching this short video.

Top tips

  • 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 blood tests

You can test for more than one infection with just one blood sample.

HIV: the basics

Prevent infection with PEP

If you think you may have been exposed to HIV in the last 3 days, go to your local sexual health clinic, or A&E department, immediately to get post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

PEP is a medication that can prevent infection even after you've been exposed, if taken within 72 hours. The sooner that you start this medication, the more likely it is to work.

When to test for HIV

The window period for HIV can be up to 7 weeks (45 days). This means the infection may not show up in antibody tests until 7 weeks after you’ve been at risk. If you’re not sure when you might have been exposed, test now and do a second test in 7 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.

Treatment for HIV

Modern treatment means most people living with HIV have a long and healthy life. Treatment involves antiretroviral medications.

If your test gives a reactive result, one of our clinicians will call you to explain the next steps. We’ll help arrange another test to confirm your result.

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.

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.

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.

Reviewed by Dr Paula Baraitser. Medical Director

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