Free-of-charge home testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea from urine

Home testing can be a good option for you if

  • your home municipality is Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi or Uurainen or if your place of study is in one of these municipalities
  • you live in one the aforementioned municipalities for an extended period due to work or for another reason
  • at least five days have passed since you had unprotected sex
  • You have completed the STD symptom assessment in the Omaolo service.

The City of Jyväskylä pays for the testing and is the data controller.

1. When can you use the remote testing service?

If you have had unprotected sex, complete the STD symptom assessment in the Omaolo service. If the assessment states that home testing is adequate in your case, you can order the home testing package. You can collect the sample yourself at home and then post it to a laboratory for examination. Please note that at least five days must have passed since you had unprotected sex.

NB: The home testing package can only be used to detect chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections from urine. Home testing is not suitable for detecting other STDs. Antibiotics can also influence the test results. After a treated infection, the test can give a positive result for four weeks.

2. Complete the STD symptom assessment in the Omaolo service

You can find the STD symptom assessment service here.

If you are an upper secondary student, choose student health services as your service location in the assessment. Otherwise, choose your own health centre.

3. Do the test

Collect the sample at home and send it to a laboratory.
Read the sample collection instructions

4. Test results by SMS

We will record your test results in the patient record system used by the health services of Jyväskylä and the Kanta Services archive. The test results are usually completed in 3–5 working days of the delivery of the sample. We will send you the results as an anonymous text message.

5. Interpretation of test results

Contact a healthcare unit if: