Chlamydia test

Buy chlamydia home test kit from website posted direct.

  • £22.50 (with discount code TEST10)
  • Free for under 25s in some areas
  • CE quality assured
  • Results in 1-3 working days

Please note

Testing for chlamydia

For background information about chlamydia please see chlamydia information page.

A chlamydia test kit is delivered in discreet packaging and contains:

  • Instruction leaflet
  • Test request form
  • Urine collection pouch
  • Urine sample tube
  • Sample tube container
  • Pre-paid pre-addressed envelope

The chlamydia test is carried out on a urine sample you collect and then post to the laboratory. The test is a standard lab test for chlamydia and is highly reliable. Results are available online usually within 1-3 working days.

Who should be tested for chlamydia

You should get tested, whatever your age or sex, in particular if:

  • You are considering starting a family and want to check you have no chlamydial infection that could affect your fertility.
  • You've had unprotected sex and are worried you may have chlamydia.
  • You've changed sexual partner.
  • 3 months after treatment for chlamydia infection if you are under 25.

Confidential results

The results of the home chlamydia test are completely confidential and will not be passed on to your GP. You are given a unique code and password to maintain this confidentiality.

Alternative testing

Chlamydia testing is also available from sexual health clinics, GPs, family planning clinics, young people clinics, some Brook centres and The Terence Higgins Trust.


We provide a 7-day course of antibiotic doxycycline.

Doxycycline is currently (February 2019) the recommended first choice antibiotic for the treatment of chlamydia - see latest BASHH guidance.

Informing partners

If you have a positive result it is very likely that your sexual partner(s) will have it too. Partners within the previous three months should be treated to reduce the spread of infection to others and protect them from the complications of chlamydia.

If you have tested positive for chlamydia your partner(s) can also request treatment from your GP, sexual health clinic, or many pharmacies.

Negative results

If your test is negative, it means you don't have chlamydia. However, you may be at risk of other sexually transmitted infections and so it is important that you visit your GUM clinic to be tested for other STIs. Where a chlamydia result is positive, it is important to have tests for other sexually transmitted diseases.

The home test kit does not detect chlamydia in the mouth or anus.

It takes 2 weeks from infection for a test to become positive. It takes 5 weeks to go negative after successful treatment.

If the result of your test is unclear and is recorded as neither positive or negative, the test should be repeated.

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Dr Tony Steele

Authored 08 January 2010 by Dr Tony Steele
MB ChB Sheffield University 1983. Former hospital doctor and GP.

Reviewed by Dr A. Wood, Dr B. Babor, Dr P. Hunt
Last reviewed 08 October 2020
Last updated 14 October 2021