What samples can be used?

Urine and Swab

How long until I get my results?

7 working days from your sample’s arrival at our certified laboratory

Where is my nearest private clinic?

How soon after a sexual encounter can I get tested?

14 days

Which Better2Know screens include Chlamydia testing?

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in the world. It is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women and is one of the leading causes of infertility for both sexes. Chlamydia often has no symptoms, so the only way to know if you have the infection is to get tested. Chlamydia testing with Better2Know is quick, efficient and stress-free and, if you test positive, we can help you access the treatment and support you need.

What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?

Men

Itchiness in the genitals

Pain upon urination

Swollen or tender testicles

Pus or unusual discharge from the penis

Lower abdominal pain

Women

Itchiness in the genitals

Pain upon urination

Pain during sex

Bleeding between periods

Abnormal vaginal discharge

What happens if I do not get tested and treated?

Men

Loss of fertility

Increase in symptoms

Pain when urinating

You can transmit the infection to your partner

Women

Loss of fertility

Increase in symptoms

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

You can transmit the infection to your partner

How is Chlamydia treated?

Chlamydia is a curable infection, which can be treated with a short course of antibiotics. If you test positive for Chlamydia following a test or screen with us, we can arrange a private consultation with a Better2Know doctor. As well as discussing your diagnosis with you, your doctor will also be able to provide you with a prescription for the required medication. You may wish to take another test at the end of your course to ensure that the STI has completely cleared.

What else should I get tested for?

As well as individual Chlamydia testing, Better2Know also provides a wide range of comprehensive STI screens. If you are worried about a recent sexual encounter, Better2Know recommends you choose the Full Screen, which also looks for HIV, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma infections. If you have symptoms of pain, itchiness, tenderness or discomfort in the genital area, the Better2Know Comfort Screen (or a Female Swab for women) may be the best option for you.

How can I book my test?

You can make a booking with Better2Know today by calling our sexual health advisory team on the number above. Our expert Patient Services staff will help you select the right test or screen before processing your appointment. If you would prefer to book your test online, you can do so by clicking the Book Now button at the top of the page.