Basic-3 STI Test

Basic-3 STI Test

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Have you had unprotected sex recently? Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis are some of the most common STIs worldwide. Oftentimes, these infections don’t lead to any noticeable symptoms, making it possible to be infected without knowing it. Still, an untreated infection can lead to serious health implications, including infertility, and can also infect others. Homed-IQ’s Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis test is a certified laboratory test that you can do easily and anonymously from home. The test is delivered in discreet packaging and is entirely confidential.

Do you have symptoms, have recently had unprotected sex, or have you been warned by a sexual partner to get tested? Then take the self-sampling STI test via Homed-IQ.

Test for: Chlamydia Trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomoniasis

Test mode:

  • Urine test for infections of the penis
  • Vaginal smear for infections of the vagina

 

Would you like to test the throat or anal area for infection? Try our Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test, as trichomoniasis cannot infect these areas.

Incubation period: From 3 weeks after infection

  • Ordered before 18:00, shipped today
  • Results within 24 hours after arrival at the lab
  • Free shipping on orders above €50
  • Easy to use from home
  • Professional analysis in a medical certified laboratory
  • Cheapest provider of STI home tests
  • Completely anonymous

Description

About the test result

What does the result of this test mean? 

Anyone who orders a home test from us will receive a complete laboratory report.

  • A negative test result means you don’t have chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis and that no treatment is needed.
  • A positive test result means that chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis has been detected. Medication is necessary in this case to treat it and to prevent further spread of the STI.

In case of a positive test result, we advise you to go to your own doctor with the laboratory report. They can then advise you of the right treatment. It is also necessary to warn any sexual partners to prevent further spread of the STI. They can also be tested and treated if necessary. 

How results are shared

We understand that medical test results can be confusing and difficult to interpret. That’s why at Homed-IQ we make it as easy as possible for you to understand your test result.

In your personal online dashboard you can view your laboratory report as well as a clear and simple explanation of your results. We provide insight into whether you have tested negative or positive for each individual STI.

How soon will I receive my test results?

You will receive the test result very quickly, often within one to three working days after your sample has arrived at our certified laboratory.

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How results are shared

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We understand that test results can be confusing. That’s why at Homed-IQ, we make it easy for you to interpret your results and understand what’s going on inside your body.

In your personal online dashboard, you can view your test results and access clear and simple explanations about individual health markers. All test results are verified by our qualified medical team before being sent to you.

The result of your Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trichomoniasis Test is indicated with a negative or positive outcome per test.

About the Test

What is a Basic-3 STI Test?

The Basic-3 STI Test checks for the presence of three common STI: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis. The test includes materials for taking a sample from either the vagina, penis, throat, or anus.

How does this STI test work?

When ordering your test, please indicate which area you would like to test for infection. You will then receive easy-to-follow instructions with your test, so that you can easily take the sample from home. After collection, you can send your sample and it will be examined by a certified laboratory. You will receive the results within a few days.

What’s in the test kit?

  • An instruction manual
  • A pipette and test tube for a urine test, or a cotton swab with collection tube for a vaginal, throat, or anal swab
  • A protective transport bag
  • A return envelope

 

How long after a possible infection can I do a test?

Every STI has an incubation period. This is the time between the actual infection and the moment that the STI is detectable by a test. From that moment on, the bacteria can be detected by a test. Incubation periods differ by STI and are as follows:

  • Chlamydia: 1 – 3 weeks, usually after 14 days
  • Gonorrhea: After 14 days, usually after 5 days
  • Trichomoniasis: 1 – 4 weeks, usually after 21 days

Background information

Introduction

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are infections that are transmitted through sexual contact. You can be infected with or pass on a virus or bacteria to someone else during sex. This can be through the penis, vagina, anus, and sometimes also with your mouth or fingers. Many STIs cause little or no symptoms. However, an STI is not harmless and can cause uncomfortable symptoms at the location of infection. While most STIs are easily treatable, if some infections are not treated in time they can cause longer-term damage to the body. For example, some untreated STIs in women can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. In the long run, this increases the risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy. It is therefore important that you get tested if you have been at risk to treat the infection and to prevent it from spreading to others.

Via Homed-IQ you can get tested for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, Syphilis and HIV.

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. The bacteria can cause infection of the urethra, cervix, rectum or throat. The infection can spread to the epididymis in men and to the uterus or fallopian tubes in women. 

Left untreated, this increases the risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy. If a woman has chlamydia during pregnancy, she can also infect her baby during delivery without proper management. This can lead to an eye and respiratory tract infection in the baby. Chlamydia is a very common STI and is usually treatable with antibiotics. Are you experiencing symptoms that could indicate an STI? Then it is important to test for Chlamydia.

What is gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This STI is very contagious. In most cases, infected individuals don’t have any signs or symptoms. In men, about 90% of infected individuals experience symptoms. In women, this number is 40 to 70%. Symptoms almost exclusively occur with infections of the genitals. If there is a gonorrhea infection of the throat or anus, approximately 10% of people experience noticeable symptoms (Springer & Salen, 2021).

Gonorrhea, if not treated, can also cause further health issues, just like chlamydia. Untreated gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammation, infertility, or ectopic pregnancy in women, as well as inflammation of the epididymis or prostate in men. Rarely, gonorrhea can enter the bloodstream and cause infections in other parts of the body. This can lead to inflammation of the joints, septicemia, or meningitis. Gonorrhea is more common in men who have sex with men. Pregnant women with untreated gonorrhea may develop problems during pregnancy, such as inflammation inside the womb or premature birth of the baby. They can also infect their baby during delivery without proper management. This can lead to eye inflammation and blindness in the baby. Gonorrhea is treatable with antibiotics. Do you have any complaints? Then it is important to test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

What is trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection that is relatively rare in Europe. It is caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis that can enter the vagina, urethra and bladder. Most people do not notice that they have this STI. They can then pass it on to others.

In women, trichomoniasis may cause vaginal itching, excessive or abnormal vaginal discharge, redness and swelling of the labia, and pain during urination. In pregnant women, it can cause your water to rupture too early or your baby to be born prematurely. Men most often have no symptoms at all. If they do, it is usually a burning sensation during urination or slight discharge in the morning. Trichomoniasis is treatable with antibiotics.

Symptoms for Men

Below you will find a list of the most common symptoms associated with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, & Trichomoniasis for men.

Chlamydia

  • (Burning) pain while urinating
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Pain or swelling in the testicles
  • Pain during sex

Gonorrhea

  • Pain or swelling in one of the testicles
  • Pus-like discharge from the penis
  • Burning pain while urinating
  • Pain during sex
  • In case of anal infection: irritation, itching, mucous discharge, diarrhea and the urge to (but inability to) pass stool
  • In case of infection of the throat: sore throat, pain when swallowing, swollen glands in the neck

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis often does not cause symptoms, but when it does, it is usually one of the following three:

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Redness, itching, and irritation in or around the penis
  • Painful urination

Symptoms for Women

Below you will find a list of the most common symptoms associated with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea & Trichomoniasis for women.

Chlamydia

  • Pain when urinating
  • Abdominal pain in the lower abdomen, sometimes with fever
  • Increase in vaginal discharge
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Bleeding between periods

Gonorrhea

  • Pain when urinating
  • Vaginal discharge (green/yellow)
  • Pain in the lower abdomen, sometimes with fever
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Bleeding between periods
  • In case of anal infection: irritation, itching, mucous discharge, diarrhea and the urge to (but inability to) pass stool
  • In case of infection of the throat: sore throat, pain when swallowing, swollen glands in the neck

Trichomoniasis

  • Vaginal discharge (green/yellow)
  • Redness and/or itching around or in the vagina
  • Pain when urinating

Results

What does the result of this test mean?

Anyone who orders a home test from us will receive a complete laboratory report.

  • A negative test result means you don’t have chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis and that no treatment is needed.
  • A positive test result means that chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis has been detected. Medication is necessary in this case to treat it and to prevent further spread of the STI.

In case of a positive test result, we advise you to go to your own doctor with the laboratory report. They can then advise you of the right treatment. It is also necessary to warn any sexual partners to prevent further spread of the STI. They can also be tested and treated if necessary. In the Netherlands, this can be done anonymously via: partnerwaarschuwing.nl.

How results are shared

We understand that medical test results can be confusing and difficult to interpret. That’s why at Homed-IQ we make it as easy as possible for you to understand your test result.

In your personal online dashboard you can view your laboratory report as well as a clear and simple explanation of your results. We provide insight into whether you have tested negative or positive for each individual STI.

How soon will I receive my test results?

You will receive the test result very quickly, often within one to three working days after your sample has arrived at our certified laboratory.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for sexually transmitted infections. If you are sexually active, it is important to use protection and get screened regularly. This is especially important if you have more than one sexual partner.

While opinions vary, routine physical exams are generally recommended once a year if you’re over the age of 50, and once every 3 years if you’re younger than 50 and in good health. If you have a chronic disease or other ongoing health issues, you should see your doctor more often, no matter how old you are.

Early detection and treatment of potential illnesses will help you maintain a healthy mind, body and quality of life.

The STI test is not suitable for people under the age of 18. It is also better not to take this test during the incubation period for STIs, unless you have symptoms. During the incubation period, STIs are not always detectable with a test (see: “What is the incubation period of each STI?”). If you have symptoms, you can test before the incubation period has ended. However, if you then get a negative result, we recommend that you repeat the test after the incubation period has passed, because it is possible that the STI can only be detected later.

If you have many or often changing sexual partners, or if you meet certain risk factors for HIV and/or other STIs, we advise you to get tested every six months. For example, because you are a sex worker. Additionally, you should consider getting tested if you’ve had or are considering having unprotected sex with a new partner (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2021).  

Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, and Trichomoniasis are some of the most common STIs worldwide. That is why it is very important that STIs are regularly tested for, so that further spread is limited.

All Homed-IQ tests are entirely anonymous and do not require any direct contact with your GP. 

Our self-sampling tests are completely approved for home use. The tests have been validated by our lab to see if the results from samples taken at home are as accurate as samples taken in a doctor’s office or clinic. It is only legal to sell validated medical tests.

Each Homed-IQ test is processed in a laboratory that is ISO15189 certified, which enables us to guarantee the reliability of all our tests.

The biggest advantage of this test is that you can easily take the test yourself at home. Using a self-test, you do not have to visit your GP or a clinic and still can obtain laboratory-certified, fast test results. With Homed-IQ, you may test yourself completely anonymously and perform the test at a time that suits you best.

No, you can order this STI home test from home, the test is delivered in discreet packaging. You can then take the test in your own time and completely anonymously from home. You then send the test to our certified laboratory and you will receive your results in your personal portal within one to three working days. As soon as your result is ready, you will receive an email and a text message from us.

All Homed-IQ self-sampling tests are scientifically certified for home use. This means they have been tested to see if the results of samples taken at home are as accurate as samples taken in a lab or doctor’s office. It is not allowed to sell unvalidated medical tests. Furthermore, our medical team reviews all results and is available to answer any questions from our customers.
No, at the moment we do not have any agreements with health insurers.

Yes, this test is an easy, fast and non-invasive way to check yourself for one of the five most common STIs. If a doctor suspects an STI, he or she will perform exactly the same test as the test that you can order via Homed-IQ. If you test negative for STIs and continue to experience complaints, see a doctor.

We advise everyone to go directly to the doctor for treatment. To do this, print out your lab result (via the download button at the bottom of your personal portal). If a visit to the doctor is not possible, our medical team can provide prescriptions for treatment to customers in the Netherlands. In that case, our doctor will ask you by email to complete a questionnaire so that they can then send you a prescription to a pharmacy in your area. For the other STIs you should contact a doctor.

Homed-IQ’s STI tests offer the same laboratory-certified results you would receive if you had an STI test done through your GP or a sexual health clinic. Homed-IQ works with the same labs that provide tests for clinics, and strives to provide your results quickly and confidentially. STI rapid tests that are available at e.g. the drugstore are often not reliable and may result in a false negative or false positive result.

How It Works

Order Your Test

Once you have placed your order, your test-kit will be delivered within days (in discreet packaging).

Activate & Mail Your Sample

After online activation of your test-kit, you can collect and mail your sample within minutes.

View Results

A certified laboratory will review your sample, test results will be available within days.

How It Works

Order Your Test

Once you have placed your order, your test-kit will be delivered within days (in discreet packaging).

Activate & Collect Your Sample

After online activation of your test-kit, you can collect and mail your sample within minutes.

View Results

A certified laboratory will review your sample, test results will be available within days.

We only work with the best certified laboratories

All laboratories we work with are ISO 15189 certified, which is the highest possible medical certification in Europe.

Private & Confidential

Order your test online from the privacy of your home. The test kit will arrive in discreet packaging, so no one will know what you ordered. Homediq ensures that you can test at your own terms, and your results will always remain confidential and secure!