Intructions to take a chlamydia, gonorrhea STD swab test

Throat, vaginal or anal swab collection for laboratory testing

LABORATORY TEST BY SOAPOLI-ONLINE
Throat, vaginal or anal swab collection
BEFORE YOU START: 
Please read all the instructions and other information, and then follow steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. 
  1. Check the contents of your testing kit 
  2. Label the sample 
  3. Follow the steps given in the instructions 
  4. Send your sample 
  5. Your result 
1. CONTENTS OF THIS KIT 
A. One return envelope
B. One packing note with code (=top half)
C. One lab form with sticker (=bottom half)
D. One transport tube with swab stick
E. One Rigid Safetybag
F. Cardboard holder
 

 
2. HOW TO COLLECT YOUR SWAB SAMPLE: follow one of these three instructions

OPTION 1 VAGINAL SWAB
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Open the packaging of the transport tube with swab stick (D) and place your thumb and forefinger on the black line of the swab stick. Please make sure not to touch the top of the swab stick and don’t lay the stick down either. 
  3. Place the stick with the cotton side in your vagina up to 5 centimetres. Gently turn it around for 30 seconds.
  4. Carefully remove the swab stick from your vagina. 
  5. Open the transport tube by turning the cap while holding the swab stick in your other hand. Make sure that the fluid in the tube stays in the tube. Tip: place the transport tube in the cardboard holder (F). This will make it easier to keep the tube standing.
  6. Place the swab stick with the cotton side in the fluid. Break the stick at the black line. Firmly turn the cap onto the transport tube. Throw the remaining part of the swab stick away.
OPTION 2 ANAL SWAB
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Open the packaging of the transport tube with swab stick (D) and place your thumb and forefinger on the black line of the swab stick. Please make sure not to touch the top of the swab stick and don’t lay the stick down either. 
  3. Place the stick with the cotton side in your anus for 3 to 5 centimetres. Gently turn it around for 10 seconds.
  4. Carefully remove the swab stick from your anus without touching any skin. 
  5. Open the transport tube by turning the cap while holding the swab stick in your other hand. Make sure that the fluid in the tube stays in the tube. Tip: place the transport tube in the cardboard holder (F)
  6. Place the swab stick with the cotton side in the fluid. Break the stick at the black line. Firmly turn the cap onto the transport tube. Throw the remaining part of the swab stick away.

OPTION 3 THROAT SWAB
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Open the packaging of the transport tube with swab stick (D) and place your thumb and forefinger on the black line of the swab stick. Please make sure not to touch the top of the swab stick and don’t lay the stick down either. 
  3. Carefully place the stick with the cotton side in your mouth. Keep your mouth wide open. You can use a spoon (not included in the package) to help put your tongue down. Say ‘AAA’ in order to show your uvula. Place the cotton part of the swab stick in the back of your throat. Swipe the stick along the left and right side of the throat and behind the uvula. Repeat this 6 times.
    Please note: you might get nauseous while doing this step. Take your time and take a break if necessary.
  4. Remove the swab stick from your mouth.
  5. Open the transport tube by turning the cap while holding the swab stick in your other hand. Make sure that the fluid in the tube stays in the tube. Tip: place the transport tube in a cup. This will make it easier to keep the tube standing. Tip: place the transport tube in the cardboard holder (F)
  6. Place the swab stick with the cotton side in the fluid. Break the stick at the black line. Firmly turn the cap onto the transport tube. Throw the remaining part of the swab stick away.

3. ACTIVATE YOUR TEST
In order to send your test results, you have to activate your test. Go to: Mijnuitslag
You’ll receive an e-mail when we have your result.

4. TAG YOUR SWAB SAMPLE SHIPPING INFORMATION
Make sure to send your package immediately after taking your swab sample. You can put the envelope in one of the orange PostNL mailboxes or bring it to a PostNL packet point. A stamp is not required. Send your package on working days before 17.00 o’clock. If you can’t send your package on the same day, store your collection in a place where it is between 2 and 30 degrees Celsius.
It is possible to take and send your swab sample on a Sunday. Make sure to put your package in one of the orange PostNL mailboxes with a medical post logo on it. It might occur that the outside temperature is below 0 or above 30 degrees Celsius. In that case you can’t put your package in the mailbox but you have to bring your package to a PostNL postal office or packet point.

MORE INFORMATION
Go to our website www.soapoli-online.nl and navigate to frequently asked questions.
For more information about the delivery of cards, letters, funeral and medical post, go to www.post.nl/brievenbus. The mail in this mailbox will be collected after 17.00 o’clock.
 
Test specification
  Sensitivity Specificity
Chlamydia 97% 98,9%
Gonorrhoea 99,3% 99,3%
Trichomonas 99,3% 99,3%
Mycoplasma genitalium 100% 99,9%
The test sensitivity is the percentage of rightly given positive results to infected people. The test specificity is the percentage of rightly given negative results to non-infected people.
Incubation period
  Window period
Chlamydia 14 days*
Gonorrhoea 14 days*
Trichomonas 21 days*
Mycoplasma genitalium 14 days*
WINDOW PERIOD: the time between the first infection and when the test can reliably detect that infection. 
* If you’re testing before the given window period, we recommend you to repeat the test after the window period. 

 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This is a single use test for one person.  
Manufacturer: Directly BV
Soapoli-online
Hofstede 5
2821 VX Stolwijk
T 085-303 15 99
www.soapoli-online.nl
info@soapoli-online.nl
If there are parts missing in this package or if you have any questions regarding your swab collection, do not hesitate to contact our customer service. You can reach them by phone: +3185 303 15 99.