We can provide chlamydia testing kits here at Equity Partnership with instructions on how to use the kit and where to send the completed test in the pack.

You should consider getting tested for chlamydia if:

  • you or your partner have any symptoms of chlamydia
  • you’ve had unprotected sex with a new partner
  • a condom splits while you’ve having sex
  • you or your partner have had unprotected sex with other people
  • you think you could have a sexually transmitted infection (STI)
  • a sexual partner tells you they have an STI
  • you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy

There are two main ways the sample can be collected:

  • using a swab – a small cotton bud is gently wiped over the area that might be infected, such as inside the vagina or inside the anus
  • urinating into a container – this should ideally be done after at least one or two hours since you last urinated