Better2Know provides confidential instant Chlamydia testing at selected private sexual health testing clinics throughout the United Kingdom. Better2Know is the UK's leading provider of private STI testing services. With our exclusive instant testing service around the UK, you will get rapid results for seven sexually transmitted infections, including Chlamydia. Better2Know’s wide range of STI screens and tests are regularly reviewed by our panel of medical specialists to ensure you receive the most up-to-date testing available.
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Better2Know’s Instant Chlamydia Test
Better2Know’s private instant STI testing services are available at conveniently located sexual health clinics across the UK. By choosing Better2Know’s instant Chlamydia test you will receive fast, accurate results in around 10 minutes, and also get the support and guidance of our experienced sexual health advisors. Your Better2Know doctor will prescribe any medication you need to ensure the infection is eliminated.
When can I get tested?
At Better2Know, we can arrange your STI test or screen around your busy schedule. Instant Chlamydia testing with Better2Know is available at just 14 days of incubation. This is the time between potential exposure to Chlamydia and your STI test. This recommended period of incubation ensures the highest levels of accuracy for your instant Chlamydia test.
When will I receive my results?
You will receive the result of your instant Chlamydia test just 10 minutes after providing your sample. After your trained doctor has completed the analysis of your sample, you will be given a signed and completed copy of the Better2Know Rapid Test Results Report. This will detail your confidential results.
How accurate is my instant Chlamydia test?
Your instant Chlamydia test with Better2Know is both highly reliable and accurate. Better2Know’s private STI testing services are performed in line with the highest standards of quality and care. Our selection of confidential sexual health screens and tests are designed with your personal STI testing needs in mind.
What other STIs should I get tested for?
Better2Know’s instant Chlamydia test can be combined with instants tests for a variety of other STIs including: HIV, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Herpes 1 and 2. This will provide a more comprehensive picture of your sexual health. If you are unsure which instant STI testing option to select, Better2Know’s Patient Services team are highly trained to help you select the instant test or screen you need.
Your Instant Chlamydia Testing Process
As soon as you get in touch with your Better2Know expert sexual health advisors you will know you are in safe hands. All our advisors are highly trained and will answer any questions you might have and help you to choose the right test or combination of tests to suit your circumstances. Better2Know’s advisory team will help you with your sexual health related concerns, before arranging your private appointment. You do not need to provide your real name to receive confidential STI testing with us. Complete anonymity is offered should this make you feel more comfortable.
Book Your Instant Chlamydia Test
Your instant Chlamydia test can also be arranged via Better2Know’s online booking system. Simply select the orange button at the top of the screen. If you have any additional questions regarding STIs or Better2Know’s private sexual health testing services, you can contact our sexual health advisors using the number listed above.
Attending Better2Know’s Private Sexual Health Clinic
After arranging your confidential appointment, you will receive all your testing and appointment details via your choice of email or text. You will also receive your personal login details to your private patient area on our website accessible only by you. Here, you can view all your appointment details which includes directions and a map to help you locate our clinic. You can also access our detailed STI factsheets which provide detailed information about all STI's which can help you better understand what you will be getting tested for. Your private patient area is where you will be able to view all your lab test results and access our anonymous partner notification service if you test positive.
Sample Collection and Analysis
At your appointment you will be seen by a highly trained doctor or clinician who will conduct your test. For men, a swab sample will be taken from the urethra. For women, a swab sample of your cervix will be collected. Following this, your swab sample will be combined with two reagent solutions before being added to the instant Chlamydia testing cassette. Two lines indicate a positive result, whereas one line means your instant Chlamydia test is negative.
Chlamydia Treatment at Your Appointment
If you test positive for Chlamydia, your Better2Know doctor will go through your instant Chlamydia test results and provide a prescription for the medication you require. There is no additional cost to you for this service. The most common treatment for Chlamydia is a single dose of antibiotics but occasionally alternative treatments might be advised depending on your personal circumstances. It is important to complete the full course of treatment and allow a full week to pass following your last dose before engaging in sexual activities to prevent onward infection.
Chlamydia: Transmission, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention
Chlamydia is highly infectious, easily transmitted and a very common STI. It is the most common bacterial STI in the world. It can be passed on by:
- Contact with an infected area: vagina, penis, throat, reproductive tracts, rectum, eye
- Unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex
- From Mother to Child during birth
A Chlamydia infection will frequently have no symptoms, with up to 90% of women and 70% of infected men having no symptoms of infection. This is a feature of this STI that contributes the most to its prevalence. The Chlamydia bacteria is easily spread through unprotected sexual contact and both the infected partner and the person being infected may not know they carry this STI. When symptoms are present they can take up to 1 to 3 weeks to appear and can include:
- Lower abdominal pain
- Pain or discomfort during sex
- Burning sensations or other pain when urinating
- Abnormal yellow or milky white vaginal discharge
- Unpleasant vaginal odour
- Bleeding inbetween your periods
- Burning and itching around the vagina or anus
- Watery or milky white discharge from the penis
- Tender and/ or swollen testicles
- Sore throat
- Pain or burning when urinating
- Lower abdominal pain
A Chlamydia infection will not go away by itself and needs to be treated with antibiotics. As most infected people do not know they carry the infection, testing is the only reliable way to know if you need treatment. If you are worried about a possible Chlamydia infection you should do the following:
- Book a Chlamydia test or an STI screen that includes a test for Chlamydia
- Do not engage in sexual activity until you know your results
- If positive, our doctor will prescribe the correct antibiotics
- Take the antibiotics and tell any recent sexual partners to also get tested
- Abstain from sex for a week while the antibiotic eliminates your infection
Chlamydia: Consequences of an Untreated Infection
Untreated Chlamydia infections can lead to further health problems. Even if you do not have any symptoms, the Chlamydia infection will do harm to your internal organs which can seriously damage your health and affect your ability to have children. The health consequences of an untreated Chlamydia infection can include:
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy
- Premature birth
- Mother to child infection during birth
- Inflamed testicles
- Reduced sperm quality
- Urethritis or an infection of the urethra
- Epididymitis, an infection of the tubes that carry sperm out of the body
- Proctitis, or inflammation of the rectum
Chlamydia infections can be prevented if you take a few sensible precautions.
- Always use a condom when you have sex
- Get tested for Chlamydia regularly
- Encourage your partners to get tested too
- Limit the number of partners you have sex with
- If you are concerned about a possible current Chlamydia infection, get tested.
- Even if you have been cured of Chlamydia in the past, you are not immune and can be re-infected.
Book Your Private Instant Chlamydia Test
Confirm your instant Chlamydia testing appointment today by selecting the orange Book Now option at the top of the page. You can also contact Better2Know using the telephone number above, where our expert sexual health advisors are on hand 24/7 to help you with all your STI related concerns. They will help you choose the most suitable instant testing option for your personal circumstances.