Rectal Swab - Anal STD Test

Please note, due to the growing popularity of SelfCollect, please allow up to 14 business days for processing of all tests. This panel includes tests for HPV High-Risk Virus, Chlamydia / Gonorrhea and Herpes Virus I & II

SelfCollect’s Anal STD Panel tests / Rectal Swab for the most common sexually transmitted infections. Since many STDs have overlapping symptoms and risk factors, completing a panel will give you a broad and cost-effective view of your intimate health. The Anal Sex test / Anal STD panel test, collected by you in the privacy of your own home, and subsequent results are completely confidential. Our partner laboratory utilizes the very latest DNA methods of Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT) and follows strict medical guidelines to provide you with highly accurate results you can trust. Don't be afraid. Be smart. Get tested!

4 easy steps


Select the tests you need


Receive your SelfCollect Kit in an unbranded package


Privately collect your sample, keep your private order number and mail back your kit


Use your order number to view your results on our secure website

The kit

Sample kit with annotated key
  • A Nondescript shipping envelope
  • B Pre-paid return envelope
  • C Detailed collection instructions
  • D Order number label
  • E Collection materials

Retrieving your results

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We want to respect your privacy, even when it comes to knowing when your results are ready. As part of the checkout process, you will choose whether to receive a text message or email notification. Your results will be simple and easy to understand. We’ll also include helpful next steps resources.

Why SelfCollect?

Private. Confidential. Accurate. SelfCollect is a confidential, highly accurate home STD testing service you collect in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Our CLIA certified, partner laboratory utilizes FDA approved, double stranded DNA Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT) providing highly sensitive and accurate testing. It’s a convenient, anonymous way to gain important information about your body. SELFCOLLECT FOR SELFRESPECT!

What is the Anal STD test?

This anal sex test panel tests for the most common STDs associated with all sexual practices. While STDs can certainly be transmitted during anal sex, anatomical structure also makes it very common for infections to relocate from the genital region to the anal region. That's why a rectal swab can help you test for site specific STDs. 

Which tests are included in the Anal STD Panel?

HPV High-Risk Virus:

Most sexually active adults will have an HPV infection at some point in their lives. There are no symptoms of High Risk HPV, which can lead to anal, oral and cervical cancer. Early detection of this virus is potentially lifesaving.


These two common STDs can lead to unpleasant symptoms if present in the anus. Testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea is critical for anyone who has anal intercourse, even when intercourse is “protected.” Anal symptoms include rectal bleeding or discharge, rectal pain or itching and pain or discomfort during bowel movements. This panel includes:

  • anal chlamydia test kit
  • rectal gonorrhea test kit

Herpes Virus I & II:

Oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2) are both very common. Many people don’t realize they have one or both types, transmitting the virus to their partner without realizing it. The blisters and sores caused by the virus often appear on or around the anus. This can lead to pain with or changes in bowel movements if the symptoms of the outbreak become severe. 

Genital Wart Viruses (optional add-on): 

Low Risk HPV types, HPV-6 and HPV-11, do not cause cancer but can lead to genital warts. Warts are persistent, unsightly and may cause pain or discomfort. However, they can be easily treated by a healthcare provider.

Why choose a full panel?

Many STDs have overlapping symptoms and risk factors, making it difficult to know which test to select. It’s also quite common for someone to have multiple STDs at the same time. If you’re unsure which infection you may have, a panel of anal sex tests for STDs can give you broader results more easily and cost effectively.

Obtaining the results of a full panel of tests (Online) will provide you with the peace of mind needed for your sexual health. You don’t know unless you test, and only you will know.

Currently, our service is not available to New York residents. Please check back at a later time.

This test can only be added to male kits.

This test can only be added to female kits.

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