Limited testing services are open. If you have had a risk situation and need to get tested, please call our helpline 0207 465 705. It is possible to get an appointment or a free home test kit.


How is it transmitted?
Gonorrhoea is transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sex.

The symptoms appear within 2 to 14 days from getting infected, but gonorrhoea can also be asymptomatic.

Symptoms of gonorrhoea can include painful urination, for example.

When should you get tested?
Roughly 1–2 weeks from exposure.

NOTE! Anal or throat gonorrhoea cannot be diagnosed from a urine specimen. After unprotected anal or oral sex, the gonorrhoea sample must be taken from the anus or throat.

How it is tested
• bacterial culture from a swab sample from the opening of the urethra, the cervix, the throat, the eye or the anus
• urine specimen

Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics. A control sample is taken one week from the treatment.