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Symtomatic STI screening

Yes, I have symptoms - you will need a symptomatic STI doctor's appointment

  • Cost €60
  • Please mention if the symptoms are painful e. blisters, pain in the vagina or genital area of recent onset as we will prioritise you.
  • Please cancel if you are not able to attend so someone else may be able to use that appointment.
  • If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, charges may apply.

What happens during this appointment - Symptomatic STI

The examination - what to expect

For women, a vaginal examination is performed and swabs are taken from the walls of the vagina and cervix.

For men, a genitalia examination is performed. You may be asked for a first void specimen of urine , which is the first 15ml of urine that you pass. Do not urinate for at least one hour before sample collection. First catch urine

For both: A single blood test is taken.

Throat, rectal and urethral swabs may be carried out in both women and men if indicated.

What tests are carried out?

  1. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
  2. Bloods for HIV/syphilis /Hep B and Hep C
  3. Herpes simplex, if there are any signs of genital herpes.
  4. Candida and Bacterial vaginosis if indicated (females only)
  5. Trichomonas vaginalis (females only)


  • Your results will be ready in ten days.
  • We will obtain your permission to text you your results if they are normal and to contact you by phone or by text message if there are any infections we need to inform you about.
  • It is also possible to come back and discuss your results in person if you prefer this.
  • Due to confidentiality, we do not email results of medical tests.


  • If your tests reveal an infection we will arrange the appropriate treatment.
  • If your results show one of the infections that require specialist referral we will help to arrange that appointment for you.

Contact UCD Student Health Service

Student Health Service, Student Centre, University College Dublin, Dublin 4
T: +353 1 716 3134 | Location Map(opens in a new window)