Oral Screen
  • Product Description
  • How it works
  • FAQs

Product Description

Oral Screen

Which STDs and STIs are included?

The Better2Know Oral Screen tests for:

  • Chlamydia in the throat
  • Gonorrhoea in the throat
  • Chlamydia in the genitals (vagina or penis)
  • Gonorrhoea in the genitals (vagina or penis)
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes 1
  • Herpes 2

Who is this test for?

This test is for you if you have given and/ or received oral sex. This means if you have stimulated your partner’s genitals with your throat or have had your genitals stimulated by your partner’s mouth.

This sexual health test will test you for the most common infections passed on through oral sex from the genitals of one person to the mouth of the other.

Is this STI test accurate?

The test is accurate and will look for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea in your throat (you will need to take a swab) and urine. This will tell us whether these infections are in your throat or genitals.

This test is accurate for Herpes and Syphilis. The Herpes and Syphilis testing is done on a small blood sample which you collect yourself by pricking your finger.

All of our tests are run in our accredited UK laboratory.

How does the test work?

This is a throat swab, blood, and urine test, and you collect the samples yourself using the kit provided. After you have completed your purchase online, we will post the discreet Oral test pack by first-class post to the address provided. The postal pack is plain so no one will know what it is. It does not say Oral test kit on the packaging.

When you open the pack you will find a form, three finger-prick lancets, a small gold-topped tube, a swab, a urine collection pot, wipes, and a pre-paid return envelope. In addition, we will send you a copy of the sample collection instruction leaflet, which will give you step-by-step instructions on how to collect your samples. It is important that you follow the instructions on the leaflet carefully.

As soon as your results are ready, you will get an email to let you know, but you can also log on and check online whenever you like.

When will my test kit arrive?

If you order your test before 4 pm Monday to Friday, we will post it out to you by first class post the same day. Test kits should arrive the next working day or the day after.

How long before I get my Oral Screen results?

The results of your tests should usually be ready within two working days from when your samples arrive at the laboratory.

What happens if my STI test is positive?

If you do test positive we are here to help you. If you would like us to, we can make you an appointment with one of our doctors (this can be done remotely) who can write you a prescription for any treatment you need. There will be a small charge for this. Alternatively, you can take the results to your own GP.

Is testing for STIs through Better2Know confidential?

Yes. Your results and your details are 100% confidential. We will not inform anyone (including your GP) without your permission.

How long should I wait after an encounter before getting the Better2Know Oral Screen?

You should wait at least 14 days since any incident you are concerned about before getting the Better2Know Oral Screen. The Herpes test has a 28-day incubation period, but it is very common and if you are concerned about herpes then regular testing is advisable.

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.