Sexual Health Testing in Formby
Better2Know is the UK’s leading provider of private STI testing services. Available in Formby, our STI screens and tests are performed in line with the highest international standards of quality and care. Our CPA accredited laboratories in the UK enable fast, accurate analysis for a variety of sexually transmitted infections. Early detection and treatment are key to combatting STIs as further health complications could develop if an STI is left untreated. This includes issues such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease and epididymitis (inflammation of the testicles).
Better2Know’s Everywhere service in Formby provides thorough STI testing in the comfort and privacy of your own home. One of our trained nurses will visit you at an address of your choice, which can also include your place of work or a local hotel in Formby, to collect the samples for your chosen STI test or screen. This is at a time and date that suits your busy schedule. Once your samples have been collected, your private nurse will send them to our fully certified, UK laboratory for swift, efficient analysis. Your results will be available 1-5 days following the receipt of your samples at the laboratory, depending on the tests you choose.
Our clinics in and around Formby:
STI and HIV Testing in Formby
Better2Know provides a wide range of STI tests and screens in Formby. These are designed by our panel of medical specialists. No matter what your circumstances, we will have a screen for you. You can choose to include HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Herpes I/II, Syphilis, and other STIs. Better2Know’s selection of STI screens provide a more extensive view of your sexual health, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.
Your test is completely confidential, and you do not need to give us a real name at any stage. Better2Know’s sexual health advisors are highly trained to provide support and guidance through your test and results journey. Your Better2Know advisor will listen to your STI related concerns, discuss what may have happened and suggest appropriate STI testing options to suit your personal needs before arranging your private appointment.
STIs are transferred via unprotected sex including vaginal, anal or oral sexual contact. Many sexually transmitted infections show few or no symptoms, particularly in the early stages after exposure. As mentioned earlier, untreated STIs can trigger further health problems so it is important to get tested thoroughly and regularly. If signs of an infection are present, then symptoms can include:
- Pain when urinating
- Abnormal or foul-smelling discharge
- Blemishes such as warts, ulcers, lesions or sores
- Genital or anal discomfort including itching or redness
- An increased need to urinate more frequently
- Unusual bleeding such as in between periods
- Pain during or after sexual intercourse
Better2Know’s experienced Patient Services team will contact you once all your results are ready to report. You can also view your confidential results as soon as they are available on Better2Know’s secure patient area on our website. This exclusive online service also gives you access to Better2Know’s STI factsheets and our anonymous partner notification service, if you test positive.
If you are positive for a sexually transmitted infection, Better2Know can arrange a private doctor’s consultation so you can discuss your results and receive a prescription for the appropriate medication. Reactive blood tests will go through confirmatory testing, and you may be asked to provide another blood sample. It is completely up to you how you do this. If you test positive for a blood-borne STI, Better2Know can refer you to a specialist who will provide additional advice and discuss your treatment options moving forward.
Book your private appointment in Formby today by contacting Better2Know using the number listed at the top of the page. Alternatively, you can select the button below to process your confidential booking online, whenever it is convenient for you.