The Chlamydia test kit for women is a swab test, which is more effective at detecting Chlamydia in women than a urine test. The test involves using a swab that looks a bit like an extended cotton bud that you insert about 5cm, or couple of inches, into your vagina.
Please read the instructions provided with each test kit before proceeding.
You should wash and dry your hands before using the test kit.
The test kit contains a cotton swab in a sealed test tube. Open the tube and place the tip of the swab about 5cm (2 inches) into the vagina. Rotate the swab around the vagina for 10 to 15 seconds before removing it and placing it back in the test tube. Make sure you do not touch the tip of the swab with your hands and do not put it down anywhere before putting it back into the test tube as this may affect your result.
There is a label on the test tube of 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.
Put your sample and 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.