Oral Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test Kit
Convenient oral chlamydia and gonorrhea home test: €50
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are bacterial infections, which can occur in the genitals, anus or throat. Chlamydia or gonorrhea infections of the throat cannot be detected with a urine test and need to be checked for by using an oral swab.
Get tested for oral infections with the STI swab test from ZAVA - our service is discreet, fast and confidential. We will send you an easy to use test kit to use in the comfort of your own home. When you have collected your sample, you will send it to our partner laboratory in Dublin using the prepaid envelope provided. You will receive your results within three working days of your sample reaching the laboratory. Postage and delivery are included.
In some cases, the doctor may need to ask for more information. They may contact you by phone, so make sure your telephone number is up to date in your online account.
An oral chlamydia and gonorrhea test kit costs €50.
About the oral chlamydia gonorrhea test kit
Why get tested for oral chlamydia and gonorrhea?
Although this is not commonly known, infections of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the throat are far from rare. The bacteria which cause either STI are easily transmitted during oral sex, especially during unprotected intercourse (without a condom). Both infections can cause complications and require antibiotic treatment. If you have had unprotected oral sex with someone whose sexual health status you are unaware of, you should consider getting checked for oral infections.
How does the swab test work?
The test kit comprises of a swab test, which requires you to take a sample from your throat. The test kit comes with a leaflet with detailed instructions. You must follow these instructions carefully to ensure your test result is accurate. When you have taken the sample as explained on the leaflet, you need to place it in the pre-addressed and prepaid envelope provided. You can post it in any post box.
Once the laboratory has received your sample, it will take one to three days for your results to become available. You will receive your result via your electronic patient record. We will send you an email asking you to login to your patient record - we will never send you confidential information such as a test result via email. If your result comes up positive for either or both infections, you will require treatment. If your test result is negative, you do not carry either infection in the throat.
When to test
You should wait at least 2 weeks after the episode of unprotected sex before testing. If you do not, your results may indicate there is no infection even when there is.
Oral chlamydia is transmitted when you have unprotected oral sex with someone who carries the infection. It is passed from the sexual organs to your mouth and throat, where the bacteria continue to live and multiply. The infection does not necessarily cause any symptoms, so you may not notice that you have it. If you have had unprotected oral sex with a partner who might have chlamydia, you should get tested.
You can avoid infection by using a condom every time you have sex - regardless of whether you are having oral, anal or vaginal intercourse. You should ideally only have unprotected sex if you and your partner have both tested negative for STIs.
Chlamydia is not the only STI which can be transmitted orally. Like chlamydia, gonorrhea of the throat is often symptomless. However, in some cases it has been found to cause symptoms such as a sore throat, pain and discharge. Using a condom every time you have sex will protect you from catching oral gonorrhea.
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