What to expect
Your HCP will let you know whether or not you should wait for provisional results on the day. Not everybody will be asked to wait, only if something was seen on your examination. These initial results are analysed in the lab on site and are back in 20-30mins. Only certain diagnosis can be made on the day eg: Non-Specific Urethritis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida, and Gonorrhoea (click on for more info). Most tests eg Chlamydia, HIV, take 2 weeks to process.
If a positive result is found on the day you will see a Health Advisor and free treatment will be given. The Health Advisor will also explain about your diagnosis, teach you about safe sex and work out how best to treat any contacts.
A complete set of results will be through in 2 weeks. It is the clinic policy to contact patients by phone if any results are positive, please ensure your contact details are correct. If your results are negative, you won't hear from us, no news is good news.
For most people a once off visit is all that is required. However some patients may require a return appointment for review. Your HCP on the day will advise you if you need to make this.