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chlamydia & gonorrhoea Postal testing kit REQUEST

Before you begin:

  1. You must be aged 16 or over.
  2. You must reside in Dumfries and Galloway.
  3. You must wait two weeks after your last sexual contact - tests will not show results if sexual contact was only within the last 2 weeks.

Sexual Health D&G provides postal testing kits for chlamydia and gonorrhoea to people living in Dumfries & Galloway. The kits and postage are free, easy to use and allow you test in the privacy of your own home. When you order a kit online you can choose the address it is posted to (it is a package in a white envelope which will fit through your letterbox). You are required to have a UK mobile phone or email address to receive the results by text within 7 days of the sample being received.

Eligibility

If you are aged 16 or over and living in Dumfries and Galloway and you are worried about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) you can use the following form to request a free chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing kit.

You can choose to collect a kit from one of our clinics or to have one posted to you. Just follow the instructions in the kit to take your own samples and post the kit back to us free of charge. We will test your samples and text or call you with the results within 7 days after we have received your kit.

Please note, to request a self-sampling kit you must have a mobile phone as your unique code will be texted to you.

*Required fields

*Postcode

*Age

*I confirm that the self-sampling kit I am requesting is for my own use and the details I enter on this site are my own

Your Gender

Please select your gender to show options. (Required)

Female

Male

Transgender (male to female)

Transgender (female to male)

All transgender (male to female) will be sent a urine sample bottle.

Please also select as many as applies

I have a vagina (we will also send you a vaginal swab)

I have penetration in or around my anus (we will also send you an anal swab)

Transgender (female to male)

Please select as many as applies

I have a vagina (we will send you a vaginal swab)

I have a penis (we will send you a urine sample bottle)

I have penetration in or around my anus (we will send you an anal swab)

Female

We will send you a swab to swab your vagina.

If you have penetration in or around you anus please tick here (we will send you an anal swab)

Male

Do you have sex with...

Women Only (We will send you a urine sample bottle to test for infection in your penis)

Men Only (we will send you a urine sample bottle to test for infection in your penis and we will send you 2 swabs to check your throat and anus)

Women and Men (we will send you a urine sample bottle to test for infection in your penis and we will send you 2 swabs to check your throat and anus)

Some Information

Please note, this is only a test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea - it will not show up either of these infections if sexual contact was within the last 2 weeks.

If you have any genital symptoms or other symptoms you are concerned that may be an STI or if you are a contact of an STI, please phone our clinic on 0345 702 3687 for an appointment or attend one of our drop in clinics:

  • Dumfries
    Sexual Health D&G, Nithbank 
    Monday - Friday 9 am-11 am
    Monday only 4.30 pm-6 pm
  • Stranraer
    Outpatients, Galloway Community Hospital
    Monday 5 pm-6.30 pm

If you are under 20 years of age please see our youth clinics page

It is strongly recommended that you are also tested for HIV and syphilis. This can be done in the following ways:

Contacting You

Please note your details will only be used to process your request and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

*First Name

*Surname

Your email address (Required to prevent spam)

You may enter a valid UK mobile phone number beginning 07 (11 digits) :

(Optional)

Can we use your details to confirm the test has been posted (and the reference number)?

Can we use your details to contact you to ask for feedback on our service?


While awaiting your result please use condoms or abstain from sex.


How would you like to receive your self-sampling kit?
Pick up from Sexual Health D&G at Nithbank, Dumfries, DG1 4SD
By post (enter address below)


Postal kits will be dispatched on the next working day after you submit your request and will include instructions on how to do your test and return it.

How do I take the samples?
There are full step by step instructions in the pack on how to obtain samples and what paperwork to fill in.

How quickly do I need to return the samples?
Once you have taken your samples, you should return them straight away in the freepost envelope provided ensuring you have paperwork filled in and returned along with samples.

Please note: STIs do not show up immediately in test results so you might be given the all-clear by mistake if you take the sample too soon. We recommend waiting 2 weeks after unprotected sex before taking a sample.

When and how will I get my results?
You will receive your results by text or phonecall. If you haven’t heard within 2 weeks of posting the test please contact us on 03457023687

Can you still have sex while waiting for results?
If you think you have an STI, it is best to stop having sex until you have received your results. If you do have sex before getting your results, be sure to have safer sex including using a condom.

We provide condoms by post.

What happens if my test is positive?
Please do not worry as Sexual Health D&G services are here to support you and one of our experienced clinicians will discuss treatment options with you. Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are treatable infections and often have no symptoms. You and if you have a current partner(s) will needed treatment.


Where did you hear about our STI self-sampling kits?

GP
Sexual Health D&G
Pharmacy