We offer a full screening service for sexually transmitted infections. There are a large number of such infections in circulation, many of which can be picked up easily by men or women.
- Genital warts
- Hepatitis B
In many cases you may not even know you are infected and can pass on an infection to a partner without realising it. All of our clinical staff have specific training in this area so can do all of the necessary swabs and blood tests. We provide the service with discretion and complete confidentiality and can send your samples anonymously so only your GP here can identify you, if required.
You may find it easier to come for such testing in the privacy of a GP surgery rather than a busy public STI clinic in a hospital. A morning appointment is preferable so samples reach the lab in good time.
If you have symptoms (discharge, pain, lumps, sores, burning on urination) please attend as soon as possible as we may be able to start you on treatment while we wait to order tests. When booking, we will need to know if you have symptoms as you must book in with the GP. If we ask whether you are symptomatic, this is why.
If you DO NOT have symptoms and simply wish to be checked for peace of mind please wait a minimum of 10 days and ideally for 14 days after the date of the contact that you are concerned about as any possible infection can be undetectable before this, making your trip to us a waste of your time and money.
For men, please do not urinate for 1 hour before your appointment as this can affect the accuracy of any tests.
If you have a specific concern regarding HIV and are genuinely concerned that you could have been exposed to the virus via sexual contact with someone known to have or very likely to have HIV, please do not wait.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be a candidate for a therapy called post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) if you present to hospital within 72 hours of the contact.
You will need to attend your local emergency department or hospital-based STI clinic for this therapy.
Do not book in here first as you are wasting valuable time by doing so.