CHLAMYDIA TEST KIT FACTS
CHLAMYDIA TEST KIT FACTS
About the chlamydia test kit
Our chlamydia home test is an accurate laboratory test for genital chlamydia. The test for men requires you to collect a urine sample.
You should wait for at least two weeks after you think you were exposed to chlamydia before doing this test. That way the test is most likely to detect the infection.
If you think you could have got chlamydia within the last two weeks, you can buy the test now but don’t collect and return your sample until two weeks have gone by.
How does the test work?
Use the kit we send you to collect a urine sample. Send the swab to our partner laboratory. When the lab sends us your test result we’ll share it with you in your secure account.
How do I take a urine sample?
Follow our simple instructions to pee into the pot we provide. Put it in the packaging we include and send it to our partner laboratory.
Is the test kit accurate?
Yes. The test that the laboratory runs is the same test that’s routinely run in the NHS.
If you got chlamydia in the last two weeks, the test is unlikely to detect your infection.
If you start to show symptoms before you take a test or before you get your results you must visit your GP or health clinic.
What happens if I test positive?
If you test positive for chlamydia, we can offer you treatment through the Boots Online Doctor Service.
If you start to show symptoms before you get your results you must visit your GP or health clinic.
What are the symptoms?
Many men with genital chlamydia don’t have symptoms. However, if you do have genital chlamydia you may experience unusual discharge from the penis or pain or a burning sensation when peeing.
What happens if I already have symptoms?
If you’ve got any symptoms of an STI, you must visit your GP or health clinic. It’s important to get treated because if left untreated it can lead to long-term health problems.
What happens if I don’t take the Boots home test?
If you decide not to use our home test kit you can make an appointment at your local GP or GUM clinic to get tested in person.
Keeping you safe
If you do not feel safe, are experiencing abuse or control, or have experienced this in the past, please find support below or send us a message:
- Ask for ANI at your local Boots pharmacy
- Contact Men’s Advice Line mensadviceline.org.uk on 0808 8010 327
- Look at www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/abuse/
- Emergency situation dial 999, speak, cough or tap, then speak or press 55 when through to the police
Page last reviewed by: Dr. Christina Hennessey 21/06/2021