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Gonorrhoea Test London

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Biomarkers Included with the Gonorrhoea Test London blood test

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HIV 1 & 2 Antigen – HIV Ag

Syphilis – VDRL IgG/IgM

Chlamydia trachomatis

About the Gonorrhoea Test London blood test

Rapid Gonorrhoea Test London is available through The Scan Clinic. Book your appointment today.

Gonorrhoea is the second most bacterial STI in the UK after chlamydia. With proper diagnosis and treatment, diagnosis can be easily treated, and it all starts with a gonorrhoea test.

The UK experienced the highest number of gonorrhoea since 1918 in 2022, with over 82,000 diagnoses.

What is a Gonorrhoea Test?

A gonorrhoea test is used to detect gonorrhoea infection with the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. There are several types of gonorrhoea tests;

    • Gonorrhoea nucleic acid amplification (NAAT) testing – This test detects the genetic material (DNA) of the gonorrhoea bacteria. It is the most preferred test for gonorrhoea infection. It can be performed on a urine sample or a swab taken from a potential infection site.

    • Gram strain – This test looks under a microscope for certain types of cells characteristic of a gonorrhoea infection. The test is performed on urethral swabs and is used primarily in men who are experiencing urinary symptoms.

    • Gonococcal culture – These cultures attempt to grow the gonorrhoea bacteria from swabs taken from potential infection sites. The cultures are the only tests that detect the infection’s susceptibility to antibiotics. If you have an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhoea, doctors may order a gonococcal culture.

    • Rapid gonorrhoea tests – Rapid testing for gonorrhoea is not common, but several tests have been developed to allow healthcare professionals to give same-day results where time is of the essence.

Why Might You Need a Gonorrhoea Test?

A gonorrhoea test serves two main purposes and is performed in two different situations;


Screening tests look for diseases when you’re not experiencing any symptoms with the aim of detecting the disease earlier. When the doctors screen for gonorrhoea, they may also screen for other STDs and STIs at the same time.


You should also take a gonorrhoea test for diagnosis. Not everyone will develop symptoms. However, you may experience signs such as pain and burning during urination. A gonorrhoea test can help confirm or rule out gonorrhoea as the cause of the symptoms. Gonorrhoea has very similar symptoms to chlamydia, and your doctor may ask for both the gonorrhoea and chlamydia test at the same time to confirm and distinguish the diseases from each other.

When Should You Get a Gonorrhoea Test?

Many people who are infected with gonorrhoea do not have noticeable symptoms. Therefore, many health organisations recommend regular gonorrhoea screening for certain age groups, including;

    • All sexually active women under the age of 25 years should get an annual screening for gonorrhoea.

    • All sexually active men, particularly those in same-sex relationships, should get a gonorrhoea test annually.

    • Women with risk factors for gonorrhoea infection who are 25 and older should also be screened yearly.

    • Pregnant women because gonorrhoea can be passed from mother to child during childbirth.

    • People living with HIV should also be screened for gonorrhoea at least once per year.

Regular screening for gonorrhoea in heterosexual men without symptoms is not generally recommended.

What are the 4 Symptoms of Gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is a sneaky infection because it may not present with any symptoms in you or your partners. In other instances, the signs might be so mild that they go unnoticed. When the symptoms do present, they are often confused with other infections. One of the reasons gonorrhoea infections are so rampant is that a lot of people don’t realise they have gonorrhoea.

    • Although the infection has many symptoms, the four main ones are;

    • Pain or a burning feeling when you pee

    • Abnormal discharge from the vagina that may be yellowish or bloody

    • Bleeding between periods

    • Yellow, white, or green discharge from your penis

You may also spread the infection to your anus from another part of the body or if you have anal sex. Anal gonorrhoea often doesn’t have any symptoms, but some of the commonly reported ones include;

    • Itching in or around your anus

    • Discharge from your anus

    • Pain when you poo

Benefits of Getting a Gonorrhoea Test

Getting a gonorrhoea test is a huge step with several benefits, such as;

    • Providing an accurate diagnosis of the infection and treatment

    • Avoid the spread of the infection by letting you know if you have gonorrhoea

    • Protecting your partner

Getting a gonorrhoea test can also give you peace of mind. Whether the test turns positive or negative, you can get timely treatment and cure the infection.


Q: How much is a Gonorrhoea test in London?

There are several types of gonorrhoea tests available that look at different bodily fluids, such as urine and blood. Each test looks at different markers and has a different price. The cost of the tests varies from £199 to £350.


Q: Can gonorrhoea go undetected on a test?

Yes, gonorrhoea can go undetected in a test. If you’re infected with gonorrhoea, testing positive may take a few weeks. The infection goes undetected if you take the test too soon after exposure to the bacteria.


Q: What are the first noticeable signs of gonorrhoea?

The bacteria present differently in each person, and the initial symptoms might vary. But some of the most commonly reported first signs include thick, cloudy blood discharge from the penis or vagina, pain or burning sensation when urinating, painful, swollen testicles, anal itching, painful bowel movements, and heavy menstrual bleeding between periods.

Why choose us?

We are a multi award winning clinic based in London, with awards from Whatclinic clinic of the year, GHP outstanding patient care and LUX best private ultrasound provider to name a few. Our clinical lead Mr. Usman is well known and respected in the industry and has been featured in the Huffington Post and performed scans live on ITV.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.

Biomarker information for Gonorrhoea Test London blood test

This blood test includes the biomarkers shown below along with information about each biomarker.

Gonorrhoea, specifically gonorrhoea infection, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It can infect both males and females.

The infection is often spread through sexual contact, however, this may not always be the case. Gonorrhea can spread during vaginal, oral or anal sex. Babies of infected mothers can be infected during childbirth.

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HIV 1 & 2 Antigen – HIV Ag

This test looks for the presence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 1 and 2 antibodies. This virus protein is detectable in the blood before antibodies are made to the HIV particle, meaning it allows for earlier detection of HIV if present.

This can affect or useful or:
Syphilis – VDRL IgG/IgM

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum, spread through sexual contact. Which is important to test for and treat as the infection can cause a range of health problems if left untreated. Antibodies are produced by the immune system when there is an infection in the body. Checking for syphilis specific antibodies in the body helps to identify an infection.

This can affect or useful or:
Chlamydia trachomatis

Chlamydia or specifically chlamydia infection, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. The infection is often spread through sexual contact, however, this may not always be the case. It can be caught from the semen or vaginal fluid of an infected person. It can also pass from one infected person to another through genital contact, even if there’s no sex. Pregnant women can give it to their unborn children during delivery.

This can affect or useful or:

What does the Gonorrhoea Test London blood test involve?

This blood test is just like a standard blood test.

You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.

How do I prepare

  • The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
  • No specific preparation is required for this test.

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Gonorrhoea Test London FAQ's

Important Notes

  • We may require details of your GP / Health Care Professional before or at the time of the test.
  • Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.

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