Which sexually transmitted infections does the Comfort Screen test for?
- Herpes I/II
Testing for additional STIs can also be added onto the Comfort Screen.
How soon after a sexual encounter can I get tested?
Better2Know’s Comfort Screen is suitable just 14 days, or two weeks, after an incident of concern. The screen has been specifically designed by a panel of sexual health experts, to provide complete peace of mind with regards to seven sexually transmitted infections.
Which samples does the Comfort Screen require?
The Better2Know Comfort Screen requires a single urine sample to detect seven harmful infections. There are no uncomfortable swabs or dietary requirements with this screen, and there is no need to fast before your test. To ensure you can produce a urine sample at your private appointment, it is advisable to avoid urinating for at least two hours prior to testing.
What happens at my appointment?
At your confidential appointment, your urine sample will be collected by a qualified nurse or clinician. Once the nurse has taken your sample, it will be sent for analysis at our fully certified, European laboratory.
When will my confidential results be available?
You will receive your Comfort Screen results within one to five working days of your sample’s arrival at our accredited laboratory.
How will my results be reported?
Test results are reported securely, online, to the patient log in area of our website. You can check their progress at any time. If requested, a trained sexual health advisor will also contact you as soon as all your results are ready.
What if my screen is reactive?
If your Comfort Screen shows the presence of an infection, Better2Know can arrange a private consultation with a doctor. They will discuss your diagnosis with you and, depending on your infection, provide a prescription for the medication you require. If necessary, we will also refer you to a specialist service. You can instead take your results to your own doctor or healthcare provider.
How can I book a Comfort Screen?
You can arrange your private appointment online by selecting the Book Now button at the top of the page and following the instructions. Alternatively, you can call our experienced Patient Services team on the phone number above.