How to take a rectal swab for chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing. You will find everything you need in the kit provided.
How to use your self-test kit
Remove the cap from sample tube, do not spill the liquid inside.
Remove pink swab from packet (throw away the white swab). Do not touch the cotton end.
Either squat or lift one leg onto a raised surface.
Insert the pink swab about 3-4cm into anus and gently rotate for about 10 seconds. Be careful not to snap the swab.
Insert the pink swab into the sample tube. Snap the shaft of the swab against the side of the tube (there is a ‘score-line’ at the point you need to break it).
Screw the lid back on tightly (take care not to pierce foil lid).
From the ‘patient return form’, find the barcoded sticker (labelled rectum) and attach it lengthways to sample tube.
Place all your samples into the clear ‘95KPA’ bag and seal tightly.
Place sample bag back into the box with your completed ‘patient return form’. Do not forget to fill out the date you took you specimen in BLACK ink on the ‘patient return form’.
Put the box back into the pre-paid returns envelope and post straight away.
Getting your results
See test results.
Disposal of waste
Any waste items can be placed into general household waste – do not flush down the toilet.
If you have questions about using the kit, please contact us.