Same day STD tests and results
Getting same day STD tests and results in London can be a huge benefit. Given how quickly and easily it is to pass on an STD, the sooner you know the better. It means not only can you be treated more quickly, but the chances of you infecting someone else are drastically reduced.
Of course not all STD tests can have same day results. It depends on two things – the type of STD and when it was that you were infected.
Same day STD tests and results in London are available for six of the most common STDs
There are now instant (results available in 30 minutes from test) same day STD tests and results in London for six of the most common STDs. These are listed below. Against each one we show the minimum time you have to wait for testing after the initial infection date.
- Chlamydia – wait a minimum of 14 days from the initial infection date
- Gonorrhoea – wait a minimum of 14 days from the initial infection date
- Hepatitis B – wait a minimum of 28 days from the initial infection date
- Hepatitis C – wait a minimum of 10 days from the initial infection date
- HIV – wait a minimum of 26 days from the initial infection date
- Syphilis – wait a minimum of 14 days from the initial infection date
The majority of the same day STD tests and results are performed by taking a very small blood sample. A finger prick is sufficient.
How tests are conducted and how long results take
The only two same day STD tests that are not based on blood sample are those for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. For these two tests, swabs need to be taken.
Let’s now take a quick look at how many minutes you have to wait for results.
- Chlamydia – 20 minutes
- Gonorrhoea – 20 minutes
- Hepatitis B – 15 minutes
- Hepatitis C – 15 minutes
- HIV – 20 minutes
- Syphilis – 10 minutes
It should be noted that the times shown above are the actual duration of the testing processes themselves. You should also make an allowance for how busy the clinic you attend is.
Same day STD tests, results and treatment in London
If you use the walk-in STD clinic facilities we offer here at Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall you can even get a prescription same day. This applies to Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. If you test positive for the other STDs, further venous blood tests will be necessary in order to determine the best treatment for the individual.
STD screening at Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall is discreet and 100% confidentiality is guaranteed.