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1 x GP/Home Chlamydia Gonorrhoea & Syphilis Tests STI STD Screening Kit Pack

£18.89

Product Description

CHLAMYDIA TESTS

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by an infection in the vaginal or uterine tract caused by Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria.

How common is it?

Chlamydia infection has recently become very common, especially among young adults and teenagers. It is thought that around 20% of young women may have a Chlamydia infection.

What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?

In women, symptoms of Chlamydia may include:

In men, symptoms of Chlamydia may include:

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • And swollen and/or painful testicles.

However, about 75% of women and 50% of men with Chlamydia have no symptoms of infection.

In women, untreated Chlamydia can spread into the pelvic area and infect the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries leading to pelvic inflammatory disease, a serious infection. It is also a major cause of cervicitis, urethritis, and endometriosis in women. This is a worry because an infection can cause sterility. This is why we sell this test as all women who are trying for a baby should have this test first as any unprotected sex can cause the infection to be contracted.

How is it treated?

Once it has been diagnosed, Chlamydia can easily be treated and cured with antibiotics.

How do I know whether I have Chlamydia?

This Chlamydia test has an accuracy comparable to a laboratory test and is ideal for women to carry out at home without the need to visit a clinic or send off a urine sample for analysis.

**Please note that these tests are for female use ONLY**

GONORRHOEA TESTS

What is Gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is the second most common STD in the UK and is also known as the ‘clap’. Gonorrhoea is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, the bacterium grows and multiplies quickly in moist, warm areas of the body. Gonorrhoea can infect areas of the body such as the cervix, urethra, anus, rectum or throat.
In women the cervix is the most common site of infection. The name gonorrhoea means ‘flow of seed’.

What causes Gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is passed on through vaginal, anal and oral sex, though sometimes it only takes physical contact to spread. Gonorrhoea can be passed on to a newborn from an infected mother during delivery, causing eye infections in the baby, which could lead to blindness.

Like most sexually transmitted diseases, gonorrhoea can be avoided by a consistent and correct use of condoms during sexual activity.

What are the symptoms of Gonorrhoea?

The symptoms of Gonorrhoea may show up at any time between 1 and 14 days after exposure.

In women symptoms of gonorrhoea may include:

  • Pain or burning sensation on urinating.
  • A change in vaginal discharge. This may be more yellow or bloody and can have a strong smell.
  • Low abdominal pain.

In men the symptoms of gonorrhoea are more noticeable and include:

What treatment is available for Gonorrhoea?

The treatment of gonorrhoea is usually with antibiotics, taken by mouth. If you have gonorrhoea it is very important that your partner is also tested and treated even if they have no symptoms, otherwise you may find it will keep reoccurring.
A repeat test will usually be carried out after treatment to ensure the infection has gone.

How will gonorrhoea affect me in the future?

The most common complication of untreated gonorrhoea in women is infection with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (P.I.D.). This is a result of the disease spreading to the uterus(womb) and fallopian tubes. P.I.D. is a serious infection of the female reproductive organs, which can cause a woman to become infertile or have an ectopic pregnancy.
In men the main complication of untreated gonorrhoea is inflammation of the testes, which could lead to infertility problems. Rarely, untreated gonorrhoea can spread to the bloodstream and infect the joints. Also if you are pregnant and you have gonorrhoea you could pass the infection on to your baby when it is born.

What do I get in this pack?

You will receive everything you need to do 1 test:

1 x Test Device
2 x Reagent Solutions
1 x Vaginal Swab
1 x Extraction Tube
1 x Instructions For Use

**Please note that these tests are for female use ONLY**

SYPHILIS TESTS

What do I get in this pack?

You will receive everything you need to carry out 1 test:

1 x Test Device
1 x Sample Diluent (Buffer solution)
1 x Pipette
1 x Capillary Tube
1 x Alcohol Wipe
2 x Single Use Lancets
1 x Instructions For Use

What Is Syphilis?

Treponema Pallidum (TP) is the causative agent of the venereal disease syphilis. TP is a spirochete bacterium with an outer envelope and a cytoplasmic membrane. Relatively little is known about the organism in comparison with other bacterial pathogens. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the number of cases of syphilis infection has markedly increased since 1985. Some key factors that have contributed to this rise include the crack cocaine epidemic and the high incidence of prostitution among drug users. One study reported that a large number of HIV-infected females exhibited reactive syphilis serological test results. Multiple clinical stages and long periods of latent, asymptomatic infection are characteristic of syphilis. Primary syphilis infection is defined by the presence of a chancre at the site of inoculation. The antibody response to the TP bacterium can be detected within 4 to 7 days after the chancre appears. The infection remains detectable until the patient receives adequate treatment. The One Step Syphilis Test utilizes a double antigen combination of a syphilis antigen coated particle and syphilis antigen to detect TP antibodies (IgG and IgM) qualitatively and selectively in Whole Blood /Serum / Plasma.

How do I use these lancets

You simply twist off the protective cap until you feel it separate from the device, then press the platform firmly against the chosen area. Once finished, push the Sterile cap back onto the needle and dispose of.
The lancets double spring technology minimizes the amount of effort and penetrative force needed to press the device, therefore reducing any pain which may be caused.

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