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 Gonorrhoea testing?

What is Gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection that is often transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sexual contact. If left untreated, Gonorrhoea can result in more serious health complications, such as infertility, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in women or Epididymitis in men.

What are the symptoms of Gonorrhoea?

Men

Abnormal discharge from the penis

Swelling or pain in the testes

Burning sensation or pain upon urination

Inflammation of foreskin or around the penis

Genital discomfort, such as itching, bleeding and anal discharge

Women

Abnormal discharge from the vagina

Heavier bleeding or bleeding between periods

Burning sensation or pain upon urination

Lower abdominal pain

Itching and soreness in the genital area

What happens if I do not get tested and treated?

Men

Inflammation of the genital tract

Scar tissue blocking sperm duct

Loss of fertility

Women

Ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, premature labour

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Loss of fertility

How is Gonorrhoea treated?

Gonorrhoea is curable. Treatment usually involves a single antibiotic injection (normally in the buttocks or the thigh) followed by one antibiotic tablet. Attending a test-of-cure two weeks after treatment is usually recommended, to ensure that you are completely clear of infection.

What else should I get tested for?

If your results come back negative but you remain symptomatic, or if you are worried about any other sexually transmitted diseases, then Better2Know provides a variety of screens and tests for a range of harmful infections. Our most comprehensive screen is the Platinum Screen, which uses blood and urine samples to detect HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Herpes I & II, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Trichomonas, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and Gardnerella.

How can I book my test?

To arrange your confidential appointment at one of Better2Know’s private European clinics today, you can use our online booking system via the Book Now button at the top of the page. Alternatively, you can call our experienced Patient Services team on the number above. A dedicated, experienced advisor will explain your test and process your booking.