Syphilis Test Kit

How to test yourself for syphilis at home

ZAVA syphilis test kit
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Prices from £34.99

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1 test kit(s) - £34.99

How our service works

The process is quick and easy – just follow these simple steps:

  • Fill out a short online assessment
  • Place an order for your preferred test option
  • Your order will be checked and approved if appropriate
  • It can then it can be posted to your preferred address or you can collect it from a local post office

How to use the test kit

Your syphilis test kit contains three lances (pin-prick needles) and a collection tube. Use the test kit as follows:

  • Before you take your sample, you should wash your hands with warm soapy water (it is difficult to collect blood if your hands are cold)
  • Dry your hands and use the included alcotip swab to clean the fingertip you would like to use
  • You should use the third or fourth finger of your non-dominant hand (opposite to the one you write with)
  • Twist and remove the purple stick from one lancet, put it on your fingertip and press the purple button at the end – don’t worry if it doesn’t work straight away, you can use one of the remaining two lances to try again
  • You should notice a small drop of blood forming on your fingertip, where your skin has been punctured
  • Use a clean tissue to wipe the first drop away, hold your hand downwards and massage the side of your finger to form another drop of blood
  • Use your other hand to gently squeeze the finger you are using and catch the drops in the collection tube
  • You should fill the small tube to the upper line
  • If you are unable to fill it, please use an additional lancet on another finger to complete the sample
  • Once your sample is complete, you can use the supplied plaster to stop the bleeding, put the screw lid on the collection tube, making sure it is closed securely
  • Please make sure you put your details on the sticky label and affix it on the tube – the lab will not be able to analyse your sample otherwise
  • You then need to put your sample tube inside the protective wallet and put the wallet into the prepaid envelope, along with your used lancets
  • You can use any UK post box to send your test kit back to the lab

How the results work

Once the laboratory receives your blood sample, your results should be ready within 2-3 days. You will be able to access your results by logging into your account.

Your results will state whether you have tested positive or negative for the infection:

  • Positive means you have the infection
  • Negative means you don’t have the infection
Medically reviewed by:
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.

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Last reviewed: 30 Apr 2020

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