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If necessary, a nurse will then set up any tests that the doctor may have advised. These tests, if thought necessary, may look for a range of genital infections such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

The method of performing these tests is by means of fine cotton tipped swabs.

After the tests have been carried out you may be asked to pass a routine sample of urine. Some people say that this stings after having the tests. This is normal and will soon pass. Any necessary blood tests will be carried out at this time, however, you may be asked to speak to our health advisor first.

Our own laboratory may look at some of the swabs that have been taken (depending on your symptoms) and can give a quick (early) result from these tests. Treatment may be offered during your visit based on these results. If these early results are negative it does not necessarily mean that you have no infection. It is important to remember that the main results of these tests take approximately two weeks to complete.

If these results, including blood tests, show no signs of infection then we will not contact you. If there is sign of infection then we will contact you - usually within two weeks. It is for this reason that we ask for a contact number or address. You may be asked to return to clinic for your results in some circumstances.

If you spoke to our health advisor before your blood test then he/she will explain how to get your results.

Please report to reception before you leave the clinic if a further appointment is needed.