How does the Instant Chlamydia test work?

Our Instant Chlamydia test is a swab test. It needs a sample from a man’s urethra or a women’s vagina. This is mixed with two solutions (buffers) by your clinician, who will run the test. There will be one line to show that the test has worked and that you have tested negative, and two lines to shows if the test has worked and you have tested positive.

You should wait at least 14 days from any incident you are concerned about before having this test. If you would like to have a test for your throat or rectum for Chlamydia, then we have other tests which will be more suitable for you, but the results will take a little longer. Your sample will be analysed in our accredited laboratory.

How long do results take?

The test takes around 10 minutes to run.

Can both men and women have this test?

Both men and women can have this test. Please note that men do need to have a urethral swab which can be uncomfortable for a short time.

What happens if I test positive?

With our instant test, if your test is positive, your Better2Know doctor will write you a prescription during your appointment for an antibiotic suitable for you. This is all included in the price of the instant Chlamydia test.

Where can I have this test?

Our Instant Chlamydia test is available in selected locaitons across Africa:

There are six instant tests available altogether. You can choose any combination you like, or have them all in our Instant Six Screen.

How can I book?

You can either call our friendly booking team on the number above, or you can book online.