Anal Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Test Kit
Buy rectal swab test: €50
The rectal swab test kit allows you to check for gonorrhea and chlamydia infections of the anus without having to see a doctor. You will collect a rectal sample using the swab provided with your test kit and send it to our partner laboratory in Dublin by post. This swab test is recommended if you have had unprotected anal sex.
Buy your test kit for anal chlamydia and gonorrhea from DrEd - we work with a reputable laboratory to provide accurate test results. Our service is confidential, discreet and fast. You will receive your results within three working days of your sample reaching the lab. Postage and delivery are included in the price.
An anal chlamydia and gonorrhea test kit costs €50.
About the test kit
How does the test for anal gonorrhoea and chlamydia work?
Our test kit for anal infections makes it easy for you to check your sexual health status without having to visit a GUM clinic or GP. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are sexually transmitted diseases which can be passed on during anal sex and cause an infection in the anus. Standard STI testing usually consists of a urine sample or vaginal swab, neither of which are suitable for detecting an anal infection.
The rectal swab test is recommended for anyone who has had unprotected anal sex with a partner who may have chlamydia or gonorrhea. Your test kit should arrive 5 to 7 days after you place your order. To get tested, you will use a swab to collect a sample from your rectum. The test kit includes a pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope for posting your sample to our partner laboratory. It will take the laboratory 1 - 3 working days to analyse your sample and provide your test results, which you will be able to view when you log in to your ZAVA patient account. We will notify you via email when your results are available to view.
When to test
You should wait at least 2 weeks after the episode of unprotected sex before testing. If you do not, the results may indicate there is no infection even when there is.
Anal gonorrhea occurs when the bacteria which cause gonorrhea are passed on during anal sex. In rare cases, the bacteria may also travel to the anus after an infection of the penis or vagina. In many cases, the infection does not cause any noticeable symptoms. As a result, many people who are infected continue to have unprotected sex, unaware that they are passing on the disease. Gonorrhea is treated with an injection of Ceftriaxone and azithromycin tablets.
While most people are aware that they can catch STIs during unprotected sex, many wrongly assume that this does not apply to anal sex. However, anal chlamydia is very common and it often goes undiagnosed. A study by the sexual health clinic at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital found that 8% of the men who have sex with men attending the clinic for STI testing had anal chlamydia. 69% of the men whose test results came back positive had not experienced any symptoms.
It is important to get diagnosed and treated as soon after infection as possible. Chlamydia does not only cause complications, it also increases your risk of being infected with other STIs, such as HIV. 38% of the men who had a positive test result for anal chlamydia were also diagnosed with HIV.
Although anal chlamydia often remains symptomless, it can cause symptoms such as:
- bleeding or discharge
- rectal pain
If you have had unprotected anal sex, you should get tested for STI infections in the anus. It is also advisable that you get tested for HIV.
Dr Simran Deo Doctor
Dr Simran Deo qualified from St George’s, University of London in medicine in 2006 with a distinction in her written finals. She went on to specialise in general practice, obtaining the MRCGP certification in 2012. In 2014 she received a merit for the Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff University.Meet our doctors
Last reviewed: 30 Apr 2020