Rectal Testing

You will collect a rectal sample by inserting a sterile swab into your rectum.

People living in Maryland, Washington DC, and Alaska can order and receive a test kit.

Do NOT order a test kit to give to your sex partner(s). They must create an account and order their own test kit.


If you are requesting a rectal test kit, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

ALASKA residents: Within two (2) weeks of mailing the kit to the laboratory, you can call the toll-free number at ANTHC (provided in your kit) to get your results. Or if you provided an email and/or phone number, a nurse will contact you to give you your results. If you test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea, the nurse will work with you to find the best way to get you treated. Positive chlamydia and gonorrhea results will be reported to the State of Alaska Department of Public Health, as required by law.