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13 HEALTH webtest online testing project

In 2017, a pilot project offering online urine test request options for chlamydia and gonorrhoea commenced through a collaboration between the Communicable Diseases Branch, Health Contact Centre (13 HEALTH or 13 43 25 84), Pathology Queensland, and some private pathology providers.

The 13 HEALTH webtest project aims to provide additional options for chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing to young people at risk of STIs when they are unlikely or unable to attend a health service. The project is not changing how pathology testing and medical treatment is carried out. It is offering a new process to request a urine test online and receive the results through 13 HEALTH.

Participants can order a free chlamydia and gonorrhoea test by downloading an online pathology request form and visiting a collection centre or by ordering a home mailing kit, collecting a urine sample and mailing it back for processing. Participants with positive results will be encouraged to attend a health service for treatment and a more comprehensive sexual health check.

If you are a health professional and want to know more about the test used or the 13 HEALTH webtest project, please read the FAQ for health professionals (PDF, 95KB).

If you are a Queensland resident aged 16 years or older and want to use the 13 HEALTH webtest online testing options or find out more about the project, please read about 13 HEALTH webtest.

The test offered by 13 HEALTH webtest is not the same as visiting a clinic and getting a comprehensive sexual health check. The online testing service only tests for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in urine.

Last updated: 1 April 2020