If you would like to get tested, visit one of our Sexual Health Centres.
All services are free and confidential.
Most tests require a urine or blood sample. Urine samples take seven to ten days to analyze, blood tests can take one to two weeks.
The chart below provides information for the types of tests administered for infections.
|Infection||Test Administered||Waiting Period for Results|
|Chlamydia||Urine test, swabs are taken if you have symptoms||1 - 2 weeks|
|Genital Warts||Checked by doctor or nurse practitioner if bumps are showing||Immediately|
Urine test, swabs are taken if you have symptoms
|1 - 2 weeks|
|Hepatitis B||Regular blood test||2 weeks|
|Hepatitis C||Regular blood test||2 weeks|
|Herpes||A doctor or nurse practitioner will look at the sores||Immediately|
|A swab is taken from the sores and sent to the lab for testing||1 - 2 weeks|
|HIV/AIDS||Rapid HIV test (finger prick test)||5 minutes|
|Regular blood test||1 - 2 weeks|
|Syphilis||Regular blood test||2 weeks|
Some sexually transmitted infections can cause long term damage if left untreated.
Tell your partner(s) if you have tested positive for an infection.
Encourage your partner(s) to get tested and treated. A Public Health Nurse can provide assistance.