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Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test

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Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are two of the most common STIs, but often have no symptoms. Whether you have recently had unprotected sex or a new sexual partner, getting tested regularly for chlamydia and gonorrhea is a good idea. This simple test involves either a swab or urine sample and can be taken from home in minutes.

There are three test types available:

  • Urine test for infections of the penis
  • Vaginal swab for infections of the vagina
  • Swab test for infections of the throat or anus

What do we test for?

Chlamydia Gonorrhea

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Anal or Oral test - Men & Women
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Symptoms for Men
Symptoms for Women
Background Information

About the test result

Chlamydia and Gonnoroe test result mockup

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 or gonorrhea and that no treatment is needed.
A positive test result means that chlamydia or gonorrhea has been detected. Medication is necessary in this case to treat it and to prevent further spread of the STI.
In event 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 Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test?

This test is used to show whether you are infected with the chlamydia or gonorrhea bacteria. The test consists of materials for taking a sample from either the vagina, penis, throat, or anus.  You will receive extensive instructions with your self-test. After collection you can send in your sample and it will be examined by a certified laboratory. You will receive the results within a few days. It couldn’t be easier!

What is the window period for chlamydia and gonorrhea?

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

What’s in the test kit?

  • 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

Symptoms 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

Symptoms for Women

Chlamydia

  • Pain while 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

Background Information

Introduction

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases 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 STDs cause little or no symptoms. However, an STD is not harmless and can cause uncomfortable symptoms at the location of infection. While most STDs are easily treatable, if some infections are not treated in time they can cause longer-term damage to the body. For example, some untreated STDs 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 disease 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. We also wrote an article called “What is Chlamydia?” about this STD, in which you find many more information about what Chlamydia is, how you can get it, and what the symptoms are.

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 STD 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 disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This STD 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.

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

What happens if you don’t treat chlamydia?

Untreated, chlamydia increases the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Untreated chlamydia in pregnant women can lead to an eye and respiratory infections in the baby.

Is chlamydia always contagious?

Chlamydia is highly contagious. Because chlamydia infections are sometimes asymptomatic, you can have and spread chlamydia to others without knowing it.

Can chlamydia be cured?

Chlamydia is a very common STI and is easily treatable with antibiotics within a week. If you test positive for chlamydia, contact your GP for treatment.

How quickly do symptoms of chlamydia appear?

Symptoms of chlamydia can appear within 1 to 3 weeks of infection. Some people do not experience any symptoms at all.

Can gonorrhea go away on its own?

No, gonorrhea cannot go away on its own. Untreated gonorrhea can even cause health problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility or ectopic pregnancy in women, as well as inflammation of the epididymis or prostate in men. In rare cases, gonorrhea can enter the bloodstream and cause infections elsewhere in the body. This can lead to joint inflammation, blood poisoning, or meningitis.

Pregnant women with gonorrhea can experience problems during pregnancy, such as inflammation in the uterus or premature birth of the baby. They can also infect their baby during childbirth. This can lead to eye infections and blindness in the baby. Prompt treatment of pregnant women with gonorrhea is needed to ensure the health of their baby.

What happens if you don’t treat gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea, if left untreated, can also cause further health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease or infertility.

Can gonorrhea be cured?

Yes, gonorrhea can be easily cured with antibiotics. Prompt treatment of gonorrhea prevents any long-term health effects from the infection.

When can you get tested for gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea has a window period of 14 days. This means that a test can reliably detect gonorrhea around 14 days after infection.

How do you take a Homed-IQ Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test?

Depending on which test you order, there are different collection methods:

  • The Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test for men is a urine test
  • The Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test for women is a vaginal swab
  • The anal or oral test is a swab test

All tests come packaged with detailed instructions for use.

Which Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test from Homed-IQ should I order?

Homed-IQ offers a Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test in three variants; swab test for infections of the vagina, a urine test for infections of the penis, and a swab test for anal and oral infections.

What test do you take to check for chlamydia/gonorrhea?

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are tested using either a swab test (infections of the vagina, throat, or anus) or a urine test (infections of the penis). At Homed-IQ, you can choose our Chlamydia Test or Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test to check for specific STIs, or the STI Test Complete and STI Test Comprehensive to check for a wider range of infections.

For whom is the Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test not suitable?

This test is not suitable for persons under the age of 18. In addition, we do not recommend taking an STI test before the window period has passed, as the test result may be falsely negative.

Who is this Chlamydia and Gonorrhea test suited for?

If you have symptoms consistent with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea, you can use this test. If your test result is negative and the window period is not over, we advise you to test again after the window period to be sure. Some infections are not detectable by a test until after the window period.

STI Window Period:

Chlamydia: 1 – 3 weeks, usually after two weeks

Gonorrhea: After two weeks

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.

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.