About the MSM STI check (3 tests)
What is the test for
This kit is designed to test men who have sex with men for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and trichomonas. The kit is for you if you do NOT have any symptoms, and if you are a man who has sex with men.
If you are unsure whether you need this test, you can take our free STI assessment.
Please note, if you are a man who has sex with only women, our STI Check For Men (3 test) may be more suitable. If you have symptoms, we recommend attending your local sexual health clinic.
To test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, you will need to provide a swabs from your throat and rectum, and for these and trichomonas, you will need to provide a urine sample.
You need to use the test kit within 30 days of receiving it and the pack needs to reach our laboratory within 4 days of you providing your urine sample.
The test kit contains all the information and equipment you will need to safely collect these samples at home. You can also view the instructions here.
When to take the test
We recommend doing the test 2 weeks after the unprotected sex. Tests done too early may not be accurate.
However, if you think you might have chlamydia, gonorrhoea or trichomonas, you can test immediately and repeat the test two weeks after having sex (you will need to purchase 2 test kits for this).
Test results are normally ready within 3 working days of your sample arriving at our partner laboratory. You will receive a text and an email when your results are ready.
If you don’t receive your results within seven days of posting your sample, contact us via your Patient Record.
Understanding your results
If you test positive for chlamydia or trichomonas, we will advise you on the best treatment option and provide free treatment for the infection, if you are clinically suitable.
If you test positive for gonorrhoea, we will advise you on where to seek treatment.
Please note, no test is 100% accurate but it should pick up these STIs if it is done at the correct time. If you are in any doubt, we advise that you go to you nearest sexual health clinic, or visit your GP.
Important information about the MSM STI check (3 tests)
This test kit is not suitable for you if you have any symptoms, or if you have tested positive for chlamydia, gonorrhoea or trichomonas in the last 6 weeks.
If you have symptoms, you should NOT use this service. You require a face to face assessment at your local sexual health clinic or GP.
If you have recently tested positive for an STI, you should contact the service that did this test for further advice.
Your test results will be completely confidential. We will not inform your GP or anyone else of your test results or that you have used our service unless you specifically ask us to.