Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Test
Home Test - €149
The information that you provide is covered by the same patient-doctor confidentiality as in a normal face to face consultation.
Please consider your responses and answer honestly and clearly. The questions we ask ensure we will give you the best possible service.
All test use either swabs, ask you to collect your urine or ask you to collect your blood.
How It Works
Using a smartphone, tablet or laptop you can order a Home Test Kit in a matter of minutes. Simply fill out a brief questionnaire and we’ll deliver your Home Test Kit to your door.
Answer a short clinical questionnaire and we will send you a discreetly packaged Home Test Kit.
When your Home Test Kit arrives, it will include easy-to-follow instructions. Take your sample, label it, and return it to us as directed.
Our laboratory partner processes your samples and we share the results via your Online Patient Portal. We’ll email you when they’re ready.
If your results are positive or is cause for concern, our clinical team may call you to discuss treatment options and next steps.
Unlike other home STI test kit providers, Careoncall.ie will provide you with a FREE doctor consultation if your test indicates you have non-negative result. This is done at no extra cost to you. In addition we will provide you with a free referral to a clinic that will ensure you do not have any other STIs. Secondary STI infections can affect up to 40% of those unlucky enough to have been diagnosed with one!
What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia Trachomatis is a bacterium and causes a sexually transmitted infection(STI). In fact this is the commonest cause of STIs in Ireland (especially among those aged under 25). It is estimated that it does not cause any symptoms in up to 20% or more of women and up to 50% of men. However, it is a disease which can cause serious health problems especially in women. Infection with chlamydia can damage the fallopian tubes and cause fertility problems for a women. In men, infection with chlamydia may cause both infection and inflammation in the prostate and testes.
Chlamydia infections represent the largest number STIs in Ireland. Luckily for most, it is also one of the easiest to treat, if caught early.
What is Gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea is caused by a bacterium which is a sexually transmitted disease. It can cause an infection not just in the penis but also the testes and prostate in men and in the vagina, womb and fallopian tubes in women. In addition it can also survive in the mouth and throat (after oral sex) and in the anus and rectum (after anal sex). As with other STIs it can cause fertility problems in women. Despite the development of antibiotic resistant forms of this bacterium, it can be treated with single doses of an appropriate antibiotic which is usually given by injection into the buttock.
What is HIV?
This is another sexually transmitted infection and is caused by a virus called the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This virus infects the immune system cells and effectively ‘disables’ the immune system so that the body’s ability to fight infections is diminished. Consequently relatively minor infections can be potentially life threatening. The development of specific anti-viral treatments has transformed this from a once fatal disease to a chronic illness.
What is Syphilis?
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease mainly spread by intimate contact, including oral and anal sex. It is a bacteria passed via direct contact with a syphilis sore. Sores usually occur in the mouth, vagina, anus, rectum or external genitalia. Unfortunately, sores often go undetected because they are painless and can cause long-term complications that can be avoided once treated with medication early.
What is Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a highly infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus which affects the liver. Hepatitis B can result in a an acute and severe sudden illness where the liver is inflamed by the viral infection, stops working and causes liver failure. Acute hepatitis B infection does not normally require treatment but in some cases could require antiviral treatment. Chronic hepatitis B however does require treatment. It is also worth knowing that there is a very effective vaccine available available against Hepatitis B, which you should consider in certain cases based on your lifestyle.
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C infection is a slowly progressive disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is a highly variable and unpredictable condition with effects of the infection varying from causing no symptoms to full blown liver failure or primary liver cancer. There is no vaccine available (unlike the virus that causes Hepatitis B) and up to recently there was no cure either. However recently a treatment has become available which has a cure rate of 95%. However this is not widely available as it involves a course of 12 weeks of treatment and is very expensive.
Frequently asked questions answered easily.
Are STI home testing kits reliable?
Yes, Careoncall.ie home test kits are reliable. Each sample is sent to our partner laboratory where we assess and determine your results. All questionnaires and results are reviewed by Irish-registered doctors enabling us to provide expert and reliable medical advice to our patients.
What does a home STI kit test for?
We currently offer a range of STI home test kits that test for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B/C. When you receive your test kit, it will contain simple instructions to help you collect a sample for testing. You will need to use a swab or collect a sample of blood or urine. This will allow us to test for the above-mentioned infections.
How do I get my results?
To protect your privacy, we will share your STI test results with you via your Careoncall.ie Online Patient Portal. This is completely confidential and you can review your results at a time and place that suits you. To view your results, simply log into your account using the “Login” button at the top of this page. Once you have entered your details, you will find your results and details of your previous treatments.
What if my results indicate a sexual health issue?
Once your results return from our partner laboratory, one of our GPs will review them. If your test indicates that you have an STI/STD, our doctors will advise you of the next steps and provide treatment as appropriate.