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Basic-3 STI Test

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Gain peace of mind and test yourself for three common bacterial STIs using Homed-IQ’s Basic-3 STI Test. This test is a confidential, laboratory-certified home test that can be taken in the comfort of home, with results available in a few days.

Test mode:

  • Urine test for infections of the penis
  • Swab test for infections of the vagina

What do we test for?

Chlamydia Gonorrhea Trichomoniasis

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About the test
Symptoms for Men
Symptoms for Women
Background information

About the test result

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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.

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 a window period. This is the time between the moment of infection and when the STI is detectable by a test.

Window 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

Symptoms for Men

The most common STI symptoms for men are as follows:


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


  • 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 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

The most common STI symptoms for women are as follows:


  • 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


  • 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


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

Background information


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. In case you want to learn more about chlamydia, how you get it, and what the symptoms are, check out our article “What is Chlamydia?“.

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.

How does it work?

Order your test
After you have placed the order, your test kit will be delivered within a few days in discreet packaging.
Activate and take your sample
After the online activation of the test kit, you can collect the test sample and return it to the lab for analysis.
Receive your test result
A certified laboratory will analyze your test and share it with our medical team, after which you receive the results in your account.

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Frequently asked questions

I would like to test the throat or anal area for STIs. How can I do that?

Would you like to test the throat or anal area for STIs? This is performed through a swab test. Try our Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test, as trichomoniasis cannot infect these areas.

Why do I need to activate my test kit?

Homed-IQ test kits do not have customer names or information on them for privacy reasons. This means in order to link your test to your account, you must activate the test using the unique 12-digit test code before mailing it to the lab. The laboratory cannot process your test results or send them to you unless your test is activated.

How do I get treated if I test positive for these infections?

Your test results come with an explanation of the results as well as a downloadable laboratory report. This report can be taken to a GP to receive a prescription for treatment.

For individuals in the Netherlands who have tested positive for chlamydia, our medical team can provide prescriptions for treatment if a visit to the doctor is not possible. 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 treating other STIs, please contact a doctor.

Why should I choose a laboratory STI test and not a rapid test?

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.

Is this STI home test an alternative to a doctor’s examination?

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.

Will my health insurer reimburse this test?

No, at the moment we do not have any agreements with health insurers.

Has this STI test been reviewed by doctors?

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.

Do I have to go to the doctor for this STI test?

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.

What are the advantages of this test?

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.

How accurate is this STI test?

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.

Is this test really anonymous?

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

What are the most common STIs?

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.

How often should I be tested for STIs?

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).

Who is this home STI test not suitable for?

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

How can I avoid getting an STI?

Safe sex practices reduce your risk of getting an STI. These practices include using a condom or dental dam during sexual intercourse or oral sex and cleaning sex toys. Even when using a condom, not all STIs can be completely prevented. Genital warts, syphilis, and genital herpes can also enter your body through your skin. Pubic lice or scabies can also be transmitted through skin or pubic hair.

HIV and Hepatitis B and C are transmissible through blood. This means that in order to become infected, body fluids such as blood, vaginal fluids or semen that contain the virus must enter the bloodstream. This can happen in various ways, such as through open sores, needle stick injuries, or tears in the skin from sexual contact. One cannot catch hepatitis or HIV through activities like hugging, sharing eating utensils, or sneezing/coughing. 

For more information about safe sex, visit this website.

Who is most at risk of getting an STI?

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.