6 At Home Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test Options
An at home gonorrhea and chlamydia test can give you the same results as a clinic or doctor’s office. In some cases, like extragenital testing, it can even be more thorough than these medical facilities.
At myLAB Box, we understand that people have different sexual preferences. After all, variety is the spice of life. We also want your testing options to remain flexible, accessible and convenient.
About Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
Gonorrhea, an infection often known as “the clap,’ is the fourth most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in United States. Chlamydia is the most common. Both infections are bacterial, and are often found together. For this reason, a gonorrhea and chlamydia test screens for both infections at once.
The good news is that both infections are quite treatable, as long as they are diagnosed and treated. Of course, in order for this to happen, you must make sure you are tested on a routine basis. If left untreated, both infection can cause serious complications, such as infertility or pelvic inflammatory disease,
To avoid these difficulties, choose whichever gonorrhea and chlamydia test best fits your personal lifestyle.
6 At-Home Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test Options
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test
Since chlamydia and gonorrhea are tested together, you essentially get a two-for-one with this option. Both infections are screened with the same sample set for the same cost for which any other STI would be tested on its own. Use this test to screen whether either of these two infections is present on your genitals.
Extragenital, or three-site, testing is an option that is inclusive of our customers’ lifestyles. We don’t expect one standard test to cover all bases. After all, gonorrhea and chlamydia aren’t only spread by genital contact. This means that if you engage in oral or anal sex, extragenital testing is for you. It tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia on the genitals, just like the testing option above, but it also screens the mouth and rectum.
What makes myLAB Box your best option for extragenital testing is that it is also your most thorough option. Many clinics and doctor’s offices do not automatically test the mouth and rectum, so infections in these areas often go overlooked and undiagnosed. With three-site tests, this is never the case.
This panel combination test kit screens for the four most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States – HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis – with a single sample.
Uber Box and Love Box
The 8-panel Uber Box screens for HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, HSV-2, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis.
Even better, The Love Box is a test kit that comes with two Uber Boxes, which allows you and your partner to test together. It may seem awkward, but having sex with the full knowledge that both you and your partner are free from dangerous infections creates less stress and better sex!
The Total Box is the most comprehensive test on the market. It screens for the 14 most common infections in the United States. This test tests for HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, HSV-2, Syphilis, Chlamydia (genital, throat and rectal), Gonorrhea (genital, throat and rectal), Trichomoniasis and Mycoplasma genitalium. Women who are 30 years of age and older can add the option to test for HPV as well.
Women’s Health V-Box
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis infections present symptoms that are similar to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis (BV). Not only that, having a yeast infection or BV can also increase your risk of getting or giving an STI. This is why the V-Box screens for the most common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge. The five-panel kit includes yeast/Candida, bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis.
How it Works
Now that you know what to order, here’s a quick rundown on how easy the at-home testing process is. Once you give it a try, you won’t want to take a gonorrhea and chlamydia test anywhere but home!
- Order a home testing kit (You even get free shipping!)
- Collect a sample using the easy-to-follow instructions.
- Return the sample off for testing. (More free shipping!)
- Receive your lab-certified results online in just days.
Reviewed by Luis Ferdinand M. Papa, MD, MHA