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STI Testing

Healthy Woman Kit

Tests for:
HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis

Collection methods:
Vaginal swab, throat swab, and finger prick blood card

Why Choose This Test Kit

The Healthy Woman Kit tests for the STIs most likely to affect female bodies, including those that could hurt fertility, and includes throat testing for infections from oral sex. Note: Do not perform tests if you are currently taking antibiotics or within 7 days of completing antibiotics. Just follow the instructions below, then return them to our lab in a prepaid envelope.

Collect a Throat Sample

This simple swab test looks for oral gonorrhea and chlamydia.

1. Label the Collection Tube

Write your date of birth (DOB) and today’s date on the tube labeled ‘Throat’ (format: MM/DD/YYYY). Do not pour out the preservative solution that is already in the tube.

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2. Swab your throat

Collect your throat sample following the instructions under ‘Throat Collection’ on the instructions card. Make sure you swab along the back of your throat near your tonsils.

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3. Place the Swab in the Tube

Open the tube and place the swab into the preservative solution. Break the swab at the marked score line by bending it against the tube.

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4. Seal the Tube

Close the tube. Seal the closed tube in a biohazard bag, along with the absorbent sheet included inside the bag.

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Collect a Blood Sample

The blood spot sample will be used to test you for syphilis and HIV.

1. Label the blood collection card

Open the Blood Spot Collection Kit and read the instructions included in the box before you begin. On the front of the blood collection card, write your name, date of birth (DOB), and today’s date (format: MM/DD/YYYY).

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2. Use the lancet

Wash your hands and clean your middle or ring finger with the enclosed antiseptic pad. Shake your hand to get the blood flowing to your finger, then use the lancet on the side of your finger (not the fingertip).

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3. Fill the blood collection card

Follow the steps carefully to ensure you get enough blood flow to completely fill each of the five circles on the blood collection card. Use two fingers to squeeze out the blood on to the blood collection card. Do not touch the card directly with your finger!

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4. Seal the sample

If needed put on the adhesive bandage on your finger, then seal the blood sample in the biohazard bag, along with the desiccant packet.

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Collect a Vaginal Sample

This sample is used to test for trichomoniasis, a common parasite infection that is sexually transmitted.

1. Label the Collection Tube

On the tube labeled ‘Vaginal,’ write your date of birth (DOB) and today’s date (format: MM/DD/YYYY). Do not pour out the preservative solution that is already in the tube.

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2. Collect a vaginal sample

Follow the instructions under ‘Vaginal Collection’ on the instructions card to swab your vagina and collect your sample.

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3. Place the swab in the Tube

Open the tube and place the swab into the preservative solution. Break the swab at the marked score line by bending it against the tube.

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4. Seal the Tube

Seal the closed tube in a biohazard bag, along with the absorbent sheet (which looks like a tissue) included inside the bag. Do not throw out the absorbent sheet.

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What Next?

Place the vaginal, throat, and blood samples back in the cardboard box, put the box into the prepaid envelope, and mail the samples no later than 48 hours after you collect them. We will be in touch within 7 business days to give you your results and walk you through any next steps.

Interested in ordering the Healthy Woman Kit? Click below to get started.

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We're here for you

We’re here when you need us. Our Customer Care team is available seven days a week via email and message, or by phone Monday-Friday (9am–9pm EST) at (800) 321-NURX.

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