Bacterial Infections Test




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Test for bacterial STDs

These bacterial tests available test for bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Gardnerella vaginalis.


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Getting Tested

Any unprotected sexual contact carries with it the risk of sexually transmitted infection (STI). Not all infections have symptoms, so it is not always possible to know if you are carrying a sexually transmitted disease.

Getting tested for STIs is quick, straightforward, and gives you peace of mind. Most infections can be effectively treated.

Our Tests

We offer a few sexual health test packages for bacterial infections including chlamydia and gonorrhoea and swabs for all bacterial infections from any site. If you are symptomatic, swabs will be recommended. There is no one-size-fits-all with sexual health testing which is why during your consultation and examination, your doctor or sexual health specialist nurse will recommend the right way forward for you.

If you have no symptoms and are testing for peace of mind, there is no consultation fee payable.

However, if you have any symptoms, please note that a consultation fee is payable of £85 with a specialist nurse or £175 with a GP.


Bacterial infections can affect almost any part of the body. Common types include urinary tract infections (UTIs), respiratory infections (like pneumonia or tuberculosis), skin infections, gastrointestinal infections, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

The symptoms of bacterial infections vary depending on the area of the body affected. They can include fever, swelling, redness, pain, fatigue, and pus or discharge from a wound or body part. Some bacterial infections, like those affecting the gastrointestinal tract, can cause symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting.

Bacteria can be transmitted in several ways, including person-to-person contact, through contaminated food or water, by animals or insects, or via exposure to the environment.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment. This often involves laboratory tests to identify the specific type of bacteria causing the infection.

The choice of antibiotic and the duration of treatment depend on the type of bacteria and the severity of the infection. It’s important to complete the prescribed course of antibiotics, even if symptoms improve, to ensure the infection is fully treated and to prevent resistance.

Many bacterial infections can be prevented through proper hygiene, safe food handling practices, vaccinations, and safe sex practices.

Antibiotics are the primary treatment for bacterial infections. However, the overuse and misuse of antibiotics have led to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, making some infections harder to treat.

Complications of infections

If left untreated, some bacterial infections can lead to serious complications. These can include chronic health problems, organ damage, or sepsis, a life-threatening response to infection. In some cases, bacteria can enter the bloodstream, leading to systemic infections that require immediate medical attention.

About Bacterial Infections

Bacterial infections are illnesses caused by harmful bacteria, microscopic single-celled organisms. Unlike viruses, bacteria are living organisms that can thrive in a variety of environments, including the human body. While many bacteria are beneficial and even essential for human health, some can cause infections that range from mild to life-threatening. This means that getting accurate results and instant treatment is crucial.

How To Book A Sexual Health Screen Appointment?

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Use our online booking engine or book your test by giving us a call.

Choose your test type

On the online booking engine select the “appointment type” you need.

meet with our experts

You will be seen by one of our friendly doctors or trained clinicians.


  • It is advised that you hold your urine for 2 hours before the test.
During the test
  • Bacterial tests require the doctor to take a swab of cells, either from the cervix or the penis.
  • This is a quick and painless procedure.
  • A urine sample will also be collected.
  • You can choose the most convenient way of receiving your results, whether by email, telephone, or by post.
  • You can collect them in person if you prefer, or call the clinic.
  • If you need treatment, the doctor or nurse will contact you directly to discuss your results and the next steps.

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Test prices do not include a consultation.

Full STD screen

  • HIV, Hepatitis B & C, Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhoea

STD blood testing

  • HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and Syphilis

Fast Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

  • Results available in 4-6 hours

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Specialist Medical Team

We work with experienced consultants & healthcare professionals who have received positive feedback from our patients, and with whom we have established long-term relationships.


I have recently had a smear test. Do I need to have an STD screen?
Yes. The procedure for a smear test is similar to that of a bacterial infection screen, but smear tests do not check for bacterial infections.
The blood test screening is for those who are more high-risk for certain types of infections. Bacterial infections are far more common and therefore more easily spread.
STI tests are recommended for anyone who is having regular unprotected sex (sex without condoms), particularly if you have multiple partners. It can also be a good idea to get tested when you get together with a new partner, to avoid spreading any existing infections.

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