Are the tests painful?
All the tests we do are usually painless but may cause some discomfort depending on your symptoms. The tests we may recommend include urine tests, swabs or blood tests. A swab is like a giant cotton bud that is used to take a sample from the infected area. Some people don’t like blood tests in general and find this stressful. Our colleagues will be very sympathetic so don’t feel embarrassed and make sure you let them know. They will do everything they can to put you at ease.