Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infections in England. At least 1 in 14 sexually active people under the age of 25 will have Chlamydia. Chlamydia testing has changed, it is now routinely offered to 15-24 year old women and girls, even if you have no symptoms. This is because women and girls are at greatest risk of long term harm from an undetected/untreated chlamydia infection. For more information please see the GOV.UK website and the National Chlamydia Screening Programme Leaflet.
Gonorrhoea and National Chlamydia Screening Programme
The infection rates of Gonorrhoea in young people are also high, this is why we are testing all samples for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. If left untreated Gonorrhoea can cause serious long-term complications for men and women, one of which can result in infertility.
Frequently asked questions
The kit contains:
- Postal container and specimen bottle
- Return envelope
- Test form
- Chlamydia testing information leaflet
The test is easy to take with just four simple steps:
1. Fill in the form, with your name, date of birth, and contact details, otherwise, the sample may not be tested. We will not share this information with anyone without your permission.
2. Complete the sticky label on the urine bottle then pee into the bottle. Tighten the cap securely to avoid leakage.
3. Put urine bottle into the larger container, tighten cap then place into the plastic bag attached to the test from and seal bag.
4. Put test form and sample in plastic Freepost envelope and post.
Between 7-10 working days of taking your test.
If your test is positive, a Health Advisor will contact you to discuss your result and arrange an appointment to give you some treatment (which is usually a short course of antibiotics).
Other ways to order a test kit
In person: Visit the Newcastle Sexual Health Service
For further information call the Newcastle Chlamydia Screening Programme on:
0191 229 2958
Monday to Fridays 9:00 am - 4:30 pm