- Type: Blood
Home HIV Test
Full instructions included
Postage-paid envelope to return test to laboratory
Results by e-mail
Treatment available if needed
This is a home HIV test (4th generation). It is a blood test which checks for the following:
- HIV-1 antibodies
- HIV-2 antibodies
- HIV-1 p24 antigen
Why do this test?
The home HIV test is a screening test to see if a person has HIV infection. It can show an infection any time from 2 weeks after the person is infected but a test after 45 days would be best. The home HIV test will pick up 100% of infections, but a small number of positive tests will be wrong ( 0.5% false positive rate). Positive HIV tests can be confirmed using specialised testing**.
Results take 1 working day after the sample is received at the laboratory * and will be e-mailed to you with a doctor's explanation.
* Indicative timings only. Actual result may be earlier or slightly later.
** Please note that confirmatory testing is not possible on a finger prick sample because of insufficient blood volume. In case of a positive test, the client will need to do a VENOUS test for confirmation. This test can be ordered online and done at The Doctors Laboratory Patient Reception in London.
1. Make order online with full name and date of birth.
2. Home STI test kit will be posted to you. Return sample using postage-paid envelope.
3. You will recieve a text message notification when your STI results are ready. They will be sent to you discreetly by email.
All laboratories need information regarding the client to identify their individual sample.
Without these details, tests cannot be done.
The minimum requirement is the full name and date of birth.
You can enter these details securely in 'Order Special Instructions' at the CART stage of the order process. Alternatively, you can email these to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treatment for postive tests is available by payment of a £25 prescription fee.
The medication is then delivered to you from our pharmacy partner e-Medicina. Typical costs for one antibiotic is approximately £10.
Home HIV Test