Better2Know also offers you an Instant STI testing service for six of the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections. You can now test for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C with results available to you within 30 minutes while you wait in our clinic. The Better2Know Instant STI tests are all CE marked and clinically proven, bringing you the best instant STI testing technology for your peace of mind.
Better2Know backs up our excellent clinical services with outstanding medical support and patient services. If you test positive with our Better2Know Instant Tests for Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea, then we will provide you at no further charge, with the prescription you need for appropriate treatment of these infections. If you test positive with our Better2Know Instant Tests for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, then with your permission, your clinician will immediately take a further blood sample from your arm and send this to our CPA accredited laboratory for further testing, again, at no further cost or charge to you. Should the Laboratory tests confirm an infection, then Better2Know’s Medical Team will contact you with a referral into an appropriate specialist service where you can receive any long term treatment and follow-up required.
All of Better2Know’s Instant STI tests are quality marked and clinically proven to bring you the best STI testing with Instant results available. Together with our outstanding medical support and patient services you can be confident that by testing with Better2Know you will get the best tests, diagnosis and treatment if required. The Better2Know Instant STI testing service is right for you if you want the most accurate STI tests with results available in just 30 minutes whilst you wait in our clinic.
STI tests with results while you wait
You can choose any combination from the following STI tests:
- Instant HIV Test
- Instant Chlamydia Test
- Instant Gonorrhoea Test
- Instant Syphilis Test
- Instant Hepatitis B Test
- Instant Hepatitis C Test
Please note that to ensure the most accurate results, our Instant Chlamydia and Instant Gonorrhoea tests require a swab sample from the affected areas to be taken for both men and women. The Better2Know Instant tests for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are all performed on just a few drops of blood taken from a simple and painless finger prick.
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What is included in your Instant Test?
By choosing the Better2Know Instant STI tests, you will get your test results in around 30 minutes whilst you wait in our clinic. You can select any combination of tests from our panel which includes HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. Once you have selected your tests and booked your appointment, all you have to do is attend your appointment and our trained clinician will do the rest.
The Instant Chlamydia and Instant Gonorrhoea tests both require a swab to be taken from the affected area. For women, this is a vaginal swab and for men it is a urethral swab. As the Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea bacteria live inside our cells, a swab is the best way to collect the sample necessary for the most accurate Instant test results. The Better2Know Instant tests for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are all performed on a small blood sample. If you are having any of these tests, your clinician will collect the blood drops needed from a quick and painless finger prick. Your clinician will answer any questions you may have and will be able to tell you more about the tests you are having.
In the event your Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea Instant tests are positive, your Better2Know clinician will provide you with a prescription at no further charge, for the medicines you require. You will then need to take your prescription to a pharmacy and purchase the required antibiotics.
Should your HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C tests come back positive, your clinician will immediately take a blood sample from your arm and send it off to our CPA accredited laboratory for further confirmatory testing. Again, all this will be done for you at no further charge. Should your confirmatory tests come back positive, our Medical Team will contact you to help and discuss appropriate next steps. Better2Know has a network of Specialists that we can refer you to should you wish.
Booking your test
To book your Instant STI test, or a combination of Instant tests, simply call our friendly booking team that is based in Cape Town, or book online.