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Home Testing Kits

Home Testing Kits
Home Testing Kits

About our kits

Our home UTI testing kits contain everything you need to take your samples, including a pre-paid envelope to return them to us in. Depending on the test kit you select, it will include genital swabs, a kit for sampling your urine, or both.

Unlike traditional testing protocols, we recognise that microbes present in levels of less than 100,000 CFU per ml urine which may still cause significant symptoms.

We look at the full picture and evaluate your urine sample with a detailed urinalysis, detailed microscopy looking for red blood cells, white blood cells, epithelial cells (bladder lining cells), crystals, and casts. We also perform Extended Quantitative Urine Culture (EQUC) and liquid broth extraction cultures. 

Once we have identified the bacteria present, we will test them against a wide panel of antibiotics and produce a report indicating bacterial susceptibilities and resistances to antibiotics. Your results will be sent to the email address provided directly and if you have requested an additional advisory letter this will be sent directly to your GP or Specialist.


Symptoms of ear infection include pain, itching, irritation and a feeling of pressure within your ear; you may notice redness of the ear or ear canal, swelling, scaly skin and sometimes there is a discharge which can range from clear and watery to thick pus-like coloured yellow, brown, green or blood tinged.

Symptoms of a sore throat and pain when swallowing are most commonly caused by a viral infection which will resolve naturally with time. However, some cases of sore throat or tonsillitis are caused by bacterial infection and occasionally require treatment with antibiotics.

Group B Strep is a type of streptococcal bacteria which 40% of people have in their vagina / genital or anal area where it does not cause any issues. Current guidance states that this is of little significance in non-pregnant women when isolated on vaginal swab tests.

How our kits work:

All tests are shipped using first class post, and dispatched the same day if ordered before 1pm. Shipping is free to the mainland UK.

Our packaging is discreet, and your order will be displayed as FMD LTD on your credit or debit card statement.

Follow the instructions in your test kit. Enclose your sample in the prepaid envelope to return your sample to us for testing.

We test your samples in our state-of-the-art UK-based laboratory and identify any microbes or bacteria that might be causing your UTI.

It takes 7 days to thoroughly test your sample. The results of your test will be emailed to you within a further 3 working days, along with potential treatment options and next steps.

You should then be able to explore treatment options with your GP. If they can't help you, you can ask them to complete a referral form and for a small additional fee one of our expert doctors can provide an advisory letter based on your results.

Changing lives

I had struggled with the symptoms of a UTI for six months before I found Focus Laboratories. I had been given various short courses of antibiotics and overactive bladder medications by my GP and had undergone painful investigations by a urologist, none of which alleviated my symptoms of constant urge. A broth culture identified specific bacteria and I was prescribed antibiotics accordingly, alongside other natural medications. I am five and a half years into treatment now and although I still experience symptoms I am much better than I was.
As an over 40 years long chronic UTI sufferer I am so grateful to have found Focus Laboratories. Their obvious expertise in this field has made me feel I am not alone in dealing with this problem. At present, I am on nitrofurantoin and I am doing well. What I like most is that Focus does in-depth urinalysis and tailors recommendations to you specifically.
After 3 agonising months and receiving several different types of antibiotics with no discernible improvement, I knew that I needed to find someone who understands this awful condition. After submitting my urine samples, Focus Laboratories contacted me to go through the results. I was prescribed an antibiotic that I had not previously had as the bacteria present are not resistant to it. 7 months later I am much improved and feel pretty normal again.
I just wanted to let you know that thanks to Focus Laboratories, I was able to prove to my GP that I did have a UTI that requires treatment and I’ve been prescribed antibiotics at long last. I did have to change my GP practice but I’m glad that I did as I was properly examined yesterday and listened to. It’s no exaggeration to say that I’ve been suicidal at times and if it weren’t for you actually acknowledging what I was going through, I don’t know what would have happened. I can’t thank you enough.
After suffering repeated UTIs for some time and getting nowhere with my GP In Scotland, I was desperate to find someone who could help me. Since testing and treatment, I have not had a single infection which has made my life so much easier. I would definitely recommend using Focus Laboratories and wish I had discovered them years ago!
After several UTI‘s over a three year period which progressively got worse, I consulted Focus Laboratories. They explained my condition very thoroughly and after an extremely detailed urine analysis recommended treatment which has improved my quality of life greatly. I can’t thank them enough.
Market Drayton
This disease is utterly debilitating and I was close to breaking point, was in pain daily and struggling to live a normal life. Focus Laboratories were extremely understanding and gave me confidence that I would get on top of this disease and six months on with the antibiotic regime I’m no longer in agony and have my life back.
I just wanted to write to let you know what a wonderful service Focus Laboratories provides. Not only are they extremely patient and caring but they have a wealth of knowledge; they’ve helped me with my recurring urinary tract infections to the point that the symptoms are so much more relieved and under control than ever before. First class treatment every time. Thank you!

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