The Herpes Simplex Virus Rapid Test Device (Serum/Plasma) has been designed to detect IgM antibodies to HSV through visual interpretation of color development in the internal strip. Benefits include high efficiency, accurate results and low cost. The devices had insufficient overlay between the sample reaction wells, which may cause leakage into adjacent wells, which may cause cross-contamination between samples, according to the FDA. This test needs a urine sample so please make sure that you are able to provide a sample at your appointment. STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhoea often have no signs or symptoms. Presence of this colored band indicates a positive result, while its absence indicates a negative result. FT-PRO Auto System is an automatic flow-through hybridization device.
Testing is fast, easy and painless. We will help you to get the treatment and referral you need. If you test positive, we can set up an appointment for you by telephone with a private GP who will be able to prescribe and send you the appropriate medicine. You can get tested for many of the most common STIs including: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Herpes, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Trichomonas, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma. You simply buy a test here, and we will send your kit in the post. When it arrives, simply collect your sample(s), and contact the courier to arrange collection. You do not even have to give us your real name for your appointment.
We will notify you by email when all your results are ready. You can login to our secure site to view your results at any time. Yes. All our tests are done by The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) in London. The Doctors Laboratory is CPA accredited, and all of our tests are CE marked. TDL is one of Europe’s leading laboratories, and receives samples from all over the world. Better2Know’s STIK tests are the gold standard tests in the industry, using PCR nucleic acid amplification technology, ELISA, and other cutting edge methodologies.
In a word, no. You can get an STI from giving and receiving oral sex. It is a lower-risk activity compared to vaginal or anal sex. To be safer, use a latex or polyurethane condom or a dental dam when giving or receiving oral sex. The risk is higher if you or your partner have cuts or sores in the mouth and/or genitals. It is possible to have an infection of Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea in the mouth or throat. Herpes type 1 is often the cause of cold sores or blisters in the corner of the mouth, and these can be easily passed on between sexual partners.
Syphilis is very easy to spread through oral sex.