Request a postal kit FAQ
Please be aware that decisions regarding patient’s care will be made during a consultation with a Clinician.
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A. After a swab or urine test is taken, the test is sent away for analysis. It can take seven to 10 days for the results to come through. For further information see http://www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk/
A. Yes you do. Chlamydia is spread via unprotected sex (not using a condom). Therefore, if you have chlamydia it's possible that they too may have contracted it. If you test positive for chlamydia, it is very important that your current sexual partner and any other recent partners are also tested and treated. The staff at the clinic or general practice will discuss with you which of your sexual partners may need to be tested. You may be given a ‘contact slip’ to send or give to your partner(s). Alternatively, with your permission, the clinic can do this for you. The slip explains that they may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and suggests that they go for a check-up. It may or may not say what the infection is. The slip will not have your name on it, so your confidentiality is protected. This is called partner notification. You are strongly advised to tell your partner(s), but it isn't compulsory. For further information see http://www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk/
A. Treatment of chlamydia involves taking a course of antibiotic tablets either as a single dose or a longer course (up to two weeks). If there is a high chance you have the infection, treatment may be started before the results of the test are back.
A. For a step-by-step guide, please visit this wikipage: http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Condom
A. Usually all test results are returned within 2 weeks, including smears.