Which sexually transmitted infections does the Blemish Screen test for?

  • Syphilis
  • Herpes I/II (Current Infection)
  • HPV


How soon after a sexual encounter can I get tested?

The Better2Know Blemish Screen does not require a specific period of incubation. If you have a lump, wart, lesion, blister, blemish or rash in or around your genital area, this screen may be the best option for you.

Which samples does the Blemish Screen require?

With the Blemish Screen, we will take two swab samples of the suspected, symptomatic area. This will ascertain if your current symptoms are caused by any of the STIs included in the screen. There are no dietary requirements associated with the Blemish Screen, and there is no need to fast before your test.

What happens at my appointment?

At your private and confidential appointment, your swab samples will be taken swiftly and efficiently by a qualified medical practitioner. Once collected, your samples are sent away for analysis at our highly accredited laboratory.

When will my confidential results be available?

You will receive the results of your Blemish Screen within five working days of your sample's arrival at our fully certified laboratory.


How will my results be reported?

Test results are reported securely online to the patient log in area of our website. You can access them at a time that is convenient to you. If requested, one of Better2Know’s trained Sexual Health Advisors will also contact you as soon as all your results are ready.

What if my screen is reactive?

If your Blemish Screen is reactive, Better2Know can arrange a private consultation with one of our many Doctors in Europe. We will also refer you to a specialist service if necessary. Alternatively, you may decide to take your results to your own Doctor.

How can I book a Blemish Screen?

You can book your private appointment online by selecting the Book Now button on this page and following the instructions. Alternatively, you can call Better2Know on the telephone number provided. A member of our dedicated Patient Services team will answer your questions and process your booking.