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General

You can easily order an STD test on our website. The process is very simple:

  1. Choose the home test or the test at the clinic.
  2. Place the product you want to order in your shopping cart or book your appointment.
  3. Fill in your details. You can use a pseudonym if you prefer.
  4. Pay for the product. You can do this by credit card or iDeal.
  5. If you order the home test before 23:00 hours on working days, we will send the package the same day. Often the STD test will be delivered the next day. You can select your test date and time if you choose to test at the clinic.

An STD does not always cause symptoms; you can have an STD unnoticed. Getting tested is always a good idea if you want to be on the safe side. You should get an STD test at least every six months if you are sexually active.

Do an STD test if you:

  • Engaged in unprotected sex (penetration, exchange of sextoys and oral sex without a condom or dental flap);
  • Had safe sex, but the condom broke;
  • Have been warned by a sex partner;
  • Have a new partner and want to have sex without a condom;
  • Have symptoms that might be associated with an STD, such as pain when urinating, blood loss, or itching.

An STD test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Mycoplasma genitalium is most reliable from 14 days after the last (unsafe) sexual contact. Are you experiencing symptoms? Then do an STD test right away.

Our STD tests are analysed in an ISO-15189-certified laboratory or at our location by a PCR machine. If you follow the instruction manual carefully and consider the window phase after the last sexual contact, then the result you get from us is just as reliable as that from your general practitioners or the GGD.

Read more about the reliability of our STD tests here.

Our STD tests have several advantages over an STD test at the doctor’s office:

  • It is anonymous: No one but you knows that you are getting tested or what the result is, not even your GP (unless you tell them).
  • You save time: No need to deal with long waiting or travel times; get the results after 24 to 36 hours*.
  • It is cheap: Our STD tests are more affordable than at your GP.
  • Privacy and comfort: You can take the home test in your familiar surroundings without compromising quality or reliability.

*For a test with Mycoplasma genitalium, this is after 36 to 48 hours.

Home tests (rapid tests) give immediate results but are often less reliable. The test can miss STDs or give a faulty result. In a study by the Maastricht Infectious Diseases Centre, one chlamydia DIY test from the chemist only scored 12% on specificity. This means that 88% of the people who tested positive did not have chlamydia!

Therefore, the advice is to do an STD test analysed in a lab. Our STD tests are self-administered and then sent to the laboratory, and the tests taken at our location are executed on a PCR machine.

Yes, you can. The bacteria that the vaginal STD test detects are present in the mucous membrane of the vagina. When you are on your period, the menstrual blood mixes with the mucous membrane, but this does not affect the reliability of the test. However, it is recommended to take the test when you aren’t bleeding a lot.

Unfortunately, we cannot help you with this. To ensure your privacy, you are the only one who has received your code. Our staff cannot access the system to find out your result. You will have to take another test. 

Currently, we do not have treatment; we hope to do this in the foreseeable future.

Testing positive is always a bummer, thankfully there are many solutions. You can take the test results to your general practitioner for treatment. You must do this because an untreated STD can have serious consequences. We hope to be able to offer treatment ourselves soon. Read more about what to do if you test positive.

That’s great! A negative result means no STD was found on the tested body part at the time of testing. Remember that a negative result does not always mean that you do not have an STD. Read more about this on the page tested negative.

Did you order the wrong test? Or did you change your mind? That can happen! You have the right to return your purchase within 14 days without giving a reason. To do so, please send an e-mail to soa@spoedtest.nl stating that you wish to cancel your purchase. We will then send you the instructions to return your purchase.

The shipping costs for returning your purchase are for your own expense. Please ensure the STD test is complete, and the packaging is unopened; otherwise, we cannot process your return.

For more information, please see the returns page.

No, an STD test does not hurt. It can be a little uncomfortable.

It is important to always observe the window phase. The window phase is the time between unsafe sexual contact and the moment when an STD test can show that you have contracted an STD. This means that after unsafe sex, you should at least wait for the window phase. Remember that you can have safe sex again once your test results are known. For the fastest result, book a 2-hour test at one of our clinics. 

You must pay close attention to which test you buy and for which body location. If you have chosen the Oral Chlamydia & Gonorrhea STD test, the test only detects the oral STD. It does not test if the STD is present anal, vaginal or near the penis.

In women, the vagina is not the same as the urethra, so urine is less reliable for an STD test.

No, inserting a swab into the penis is never necessary. Men’s semen and urine pass through the same tube; an STD test can be done reliably on urine. Therefore, there is no need for a swab in the urethra, as the urine can easily be collected.

The home test, as the name suggests, is taken at a place of your choice. After taking it, you order this test online and put it in the post. Depending on the test you choose, you will receive the result within 24-48 hours after your test has arrived at the laboratory. 

When you take the STD test at the clinic, you will be informed about how to administer the test. One of our staff members will take the oral test, and the anal, vaginal and urine tests will be taken by yourself on the toilet in the clinic. In addition, you will receive the test results at the clinic within 2 or 24 hours. 

Both tests are executed using a PCR test and are equally as reliable as the tests done by your general practitioners and the GGD.

You can pay for the test when buying a test or booking a test online through: 

  • Credit card
  • iDeal 
  • Bancontact 
  • SOFORT Banking

The STD test on location can be paid for both online and at the location tests. Please note: that we do not accept cash. 

Ps. You can now also buy an at-home test at our clinic. That way, you don’t have to wait for the delivery of your package.

Home test

Once you’ve taken your sample, you send it to the laboratory by post. The laboratory we work with is an ISO-certified lab. They then analyse your sample utilising the PCR technique.

You administer the at-home test yourself, so it is up to you where you do this test.

We strive to make STD testing affordable for everyone; meaning that you can order an STD test for as little as €44,95

  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhea (Penis, Vaginal, Anal of Oral) – €49,95
  • Mycoplasma Genitalium – €49,95
  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Mycoplasma Combination (Penis/Vaginal ) – €89,95
  • Syphilis – €44,95

All of our tests come with an instruction manual explaining how to take the test, step by step. The female STD test, oral STD test, and anal STD test are done by taking a swab. The male STD test is done by collecting some urine in a tube. 

You then send the swab and/or urine sample in the return box to our ISO-certified laboratory free of charge. You can ask for the result 24 to 36 hours* after your sample has arrived at the lab.

*For a test with Mycoplasma genitalium, this is after 36 to 48 hours.

With your STD test, you will be given a code card. Keep this card close, because with this code you can get your result. To be sure, take a picture of the code card.

Your result will be available after 24 to 36 hours* after your sample has arrived at the laboratory. Please note that we delete your result after 14 days for reasons of privacy.

* For a test with Mycoplasma genitalium this is after 36 to 48 hours. 

We send the STD test in a discreet package via DHL. We do not put any company name or logo on the package, so you cannot see what is inside from the outside. If you order before 11 PM on working days, we will send the package the same day. Often, you will receive it the very next day.

Follow these steps to send your test sample to our laboratory:

  1. Place the tube with your sample and the lab form in the sealed bag (the plastic bag).
  2. Put the sealed bag in the return box.
  3. Close the return box by removing the strip and then sticking it shut.
  4. Put the return container in a PostNL post box – a postage stamp is not required.

Make sure you have waited at least 24-48 hours after your sample arrived at the laboratory before trying to retrieve your result. Please note that the laboratory only analyses during weekdays. If you have waited longer than 24-48 hours and still have not received your result, please send an e-mail to soa@spoedtest.nl or send a WhatsApp message to 06 510 96 374.

Testing at clinic

The preparation differs per test. Ideally, for an oral STD test, you should not have eaten or drunk for 2 hours beforehand. You mustn’t have a heavy period if you have chosen a vaginal STD test. For a urinary STD test, it is crucial that you have not urinated for at least 2 hours beforehand. Have you chosen an anal STD test? Make sure that the test can be done on a relatively clean swab. This means that you should not have recently defecated or need to defecate when you come for a test.

Your sample is analysed on-site on a PCR machine located in the clinic. The quality is just as good as the lab tests; this way, we can send the results faster.

On location, you sign in using the order number from the confirmation email. A staff member will welcome you in the STI testing room and help you further. The oral STI test will be administered by one of our employees in the test room. The anal, vaginal and urine (male/penis) STI test are done independently on the toilet. In the confirmation email of the appointment you will find the instructions and these are also posted in the toilet of the clinic. If necessary, the staff member on location can provide additional information.

One of our staff members in the test room administers the oral test. The anal, vaginal and urine STD tests (male/penis) are done independently on the toilet. You will find the instructions in the appointment’s confirmation email; they are also posted in the clinic’s bathroom. If necessary, the staff member on-site can provide additional information.

This differs per test.

  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea 2-hour test – €149.95
  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea 24-hour test – €79.95

Please note: this is a temporary discount.

If you have opted for the 2-hour STD test, you can request the results within 2 hours using the code card you received. If you have chosen the 24-hour STD test, you can request the result within 24 hours with the code card you received. You can request the results via this page.