How does Chlamydia testing work?
Our CLIA-certified testing centers make use of FDA-approved Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) test, which is the most accurate chlamydia test in the market. The NAA test detects the presence of chlamydia trachomatis bacterium in the urine. Therefore, only a urine sample is required for the test, and there is no uncomfortable undressing or swabbing. You will have the test results ready in as little as 1-2 days.
FAQs on Chlamydia Testing
Does This Chlamydia Test Make Use Of Urine Or Blood?
NAA test is basically a urine test. So, our lab technicians will take a urine sample from you when you visit our testing center.
Do I Need To Make Any Preparations Before The Test?
Since our technicians will be taking a urine sample from you, you should abstain from urinating at least for an hour before arriving at the testing center.
What Is The Ideal Time To Take The Chlamydia Test?
The ideal time to take a chlamydia test is 1-5 days post the initial exposure. Essentially, you should take the test after 24 hours after the sexual encounter, if you doubt that you have been exposed to the risk of chlamydia. Once you have been treated for chlamydia, you should retake the test after about 2 weeks of the treatment to confirm the absence of the chlamydia bacteria from your body.
What Do The Test Results Mean?
A positive test result means that there were no traces of Chlamydia Trachomatis bacterium in your urine, which means that you have not been infected with chlamydia. If you test results come out negative, then ideally it should mean that you do not have a chlamydia infection. However, there is a possibility that you tested too early, even before the bacteria had time to spread in your body. Therefore, it is recommended that you take the test 1-5 days after the initial exposure.
Is Chlamydia Curable?
Yes, chlamydia is completely curable with antibiotics. If you test positive for the chlamydia test, then you can get in touch with our doctors for a free consultation over the phone, during which they can prescribe you the antibiotics for you.
Who Should Get Tested For Chlamydia?
Both men and women are easily prone to chlamydia infection. It does not exhibit any symptoms, and can easily go undetected for a long time. As a result, chlamydia tends to spread very fast among the population. It is estimated that roughly 3 million new chlamydia infections are diagnosed every year in the USA alone. The best way to ensure your health is by getting tested for chlamydia, whenever you engage in sexual encounters with someone about whose sexual health you are unsure of. CDC recommends that all sexually active women under the age of 25 should get themselves tested for chlamydia.
When Can I Get Tested For Chlamydia?
Now is the best time to get tested for chlamydia.
If it has been more than 24 hours since you have been exposed to a risk, then you can take the test immediately. It is usually recommended that you take the test between 1-5 days after engaging in a sexual encounter with a partner of unknown sexual health.
In general, if you are sexually active, and have not been tested for STDs for a year, then our doctors recommend that you take our 10-Test Panel testing to get yourself tested for all major STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV-1, HIV-2, Hepatitis A, B and C, herpes-1 or herpes-2, and syphilis. This all-inclusive test will help you know whether you are completely STD-free.
We also offer a dual-package test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Having one of these diseases makes the body more prone to the other disease. So, our chlamydia-gonorrhea test panel will check for both the bacteria in one go.
What Happens If My Chlamydia Test Result Is Positive?
If your chlamydia test results are positive, then you qualify for a free consultation with our doctors. Our doctor will answer all your queries and doubts regarding chlamydia. They might even prescribe you a treatment, or refer you to an expert at their own discretion.