The rectal swab test kit allows you to check for gonorrhoea 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 by post. This swab test is recommended if you have had unprotected anal sex.
Buy your test kit for anal chlamydia and gonorrhoea from Zava - 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 days of your sample reaching the lab. Postage and delivery are included in the price.
Free standard delivery FREE Estimated Delivery: 25-27th April We dispatch orders every day from Monday to Friday. If placed before 4pm, your order will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed after 4pm will be processed and sent out the next working day. Next Day Click & Collect £3.99 Collection: 24th April Collect your order from any Royal Mail post office. You will receive an email or SMS as soon as your order is ready for collection. Your order will be available to collect from the Post Office for up to 18 days. Proof of Identification will be required for collection. Next Day Express delivery £3.99 Estimated Delivery: 24th April by 1pm If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on the next working day. Orders placed after 4pm are processed and sent out the next day and delivered the day after. You will choose your delivery option at the checkout. Delivery options may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.
1 test kit - £34.99
About the test kit
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 gonorrhoea 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 gonorrhoea. 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 DrEd patient record. We will notify you via email when your results are available to view.
From when you think you might have caught gonorrhoea or chlamydia, you should wait at least 2 weeks before testing. If you don’t, these infections might not show a positive result - even when you have the STI.
Anal gonorrhoea occurs when the bacteria which cause gonorrhoea 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 of gonorrhoea. As a result, many people who are infected continue to have unprotected sex, unaware that they are passing on the disease. Gonorrhoea 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.
Order your test kit
Answer a few simple questions about what the test kit is for.
Send your sample to the laboratory
Collect a sample following the instructions provided with your test kit and post it to our partner laboratory using the envelope (postage paid).
Receive your test result
You will receive an email informing you that you have a new message in your Zava account. Log in to your secure Zava account to view the test result.
Zava offers a convenient and discreet service to test for sexually transmitted infections. You will receive your test kit by post. Follow the instructions provided with the test kit and collect a sample (depending on the test kit this could be a blood, saliva, urine sample or genital swab). The test kit comes with an envelope, ready to send to our partner laboratory which will analyse your sample. Once your result has come back, you will be able to view it in your secure Zava account. We will never send medical or personal information via email.