Getting Tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Niagara Region residents can get tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea at their local Lifelabs instead of seeing a doctor or nurse. It really is as easy as peeing in a cup.

If you are having severe pain during sex, lower abdominal pain (females) or testicular pain/swelling (males), visit your nearest sexual health centre, walk in clinic or family doctor for immediate medical attention.

Do you need Testing?

STI Testing, as easy as peeing in a cup

You should get tested if you have engaged in any of the following:

  • Vaginal sex without a condom
  • Anal sex without a condom
  • Oral sex without using a condom or dental dam
  • Sharing sex toys

Getting Tested

Follow the three steps below to get tested at your nearest Lifelabs location:

  1. Fill out the patient information section on the lab form, including your name, address and date of birth, and print a copy. Without all patient information, your test may not be processed.
  2. Bring the requisition and your health card to the nearest Lifelabs location in the Niagara Region
  3. Have a full bladder when you go to the lab, as you will have to give a urine sample

Getting your Results

It takes approximately seven business days for test results to return.

If you test positive for Chlamydia or Gonorrhea a Public Health Nurse will contact you at the number provided.

Stay Informed

  • Most people with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea have no signs or symptoms
  • In the last two years Niagara's Gonorrhea infections have increased by over 90%
  • Left untreated Chlamydia and Gonorrhea can cause infertility and other serious health problems
  • Both infections are easily treated with free antibiotics

If you would like to speak to a nurse about a Sexual Health issue, call 905-688-3817 or 1-800-263-5757 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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