If recently, you have
had unprotected sex and are worried that you may have gonorrhoea you should
wait for 14 days before taking a test. This is because the infection can take
up to two weeks to be detected.
The gonorrhoea test kit
for men is just a simple urine test. Please read the instructions provided with
each test kit before proceeding. You should wash and dry your hands before
using the test kit.
The urine test kit
contains a urine collection box and a urine sample tube in a protective packing
wallet. It's best to use urine from the first time you urinate in the morning.
If this is not possible then you should not have passed urine for at least an
hour before you take your sample. Also, you should use the first part of your
urine, as indicated on the instruction leaflet.
Follow the instructions
on the leaflet with the test kit. There is a label on the urine specimen bottle
in your test kit for your name, date of birth and the date you collected your
sample. It is also very important to include your request form with your
details as the laboratory will not test your sample without this information.
sample and your request form with your details into the pre-paid envelope and
post it to the lab as soon as possible. You don’t need to pay for any postage
and can put your sample in any post box.
After the lab has received it, your test results will be available in 2-3 days.
The test will detect
the presence of genital gonorrhoea only and does not detect it in your throat
or rectum. If you suspect that you may have a throat or rectal infection
you can test for those infections in our MSM test kits.