Chlamydia Test, Detects the bacteria that cause chlamydia. A sexually transmitted infection (STI) if the patient has a chlamydial infection then takes a sample of urine secretions from the vaginal Penis, or rectum and sends it to the lab for testing. A chlamydia test looks for the bacteria that cause the infection (Chlamydia trachomatis). A chlamydia test looks for chlamydia bacteria in a sample of fluid from your body. The sample may be:
- Urine (Pee)
- The fluid that’s usually swabbed from the urethra
- Vagina rectum and anus
If a patient woman is fragment has chlamydia, that can give the infection to their baby during childbirth.
Other names of Chlamydia Test:
Chlamydia NAAT OR NAT, Chlamydia (GC STD Panel)
Symptoms Of Chlamydia Test:
- An unusual discharge (fluid) from your genitals (Penis or vagina) or rectum.
- Irritation or itching around your genitals.
- Pain or burning when patient urinates (Pee).
- Rectal Pain or bleeding if chlamydia infects the rectum.
- Painful intercourse (dyspareunia) or bleeding after sex.
Higher Risk Infection:
- Are sexually active, especially if you are under 25.
- Are men who have sex with men?
- Are Pregnant and under age 25, (STD) dangerous for baby Have HIV?
- Plan to have sex with a new partner or have more than one partner.
Get tested for chlamydia at least once a year if you are:
- Have a new sex partner or more than one partner.
- Having a sex partner who is having sex with others.
- Have a sex partner with an STD.
- Don’t use condoms correctly every time.
Prepare for the Test:
Avoid antibiotics medicine and vaginal douches or creams for 24 hours before the test.
Collect the sample of fluid from the Part of the patient’s body that may be infected. There are two ways to gather the sample,
A first-catch urine Sample:
Collect the urine from the very first part of your urine stream. To get accurate test results, need to stop urinating for two hours before the test.
A swab Sample:
Use a special swab or brush to gather cells from the genital area (urethra or the vagina). The rectum, cervix throat, and eyes may be answered in certain cases. Some rapid chlamydia tests can provide results in 90 minutes or less. Chlamydia Patients can buy at-home kits to test for chlamydia and other STDS. You collect a swab or urine sample at home and send it to a laboratory for testing.
A negative test result means that you did not have a Chlamydia infection when the sample was collected.
A positive test result means the patient has been infected with chlamydia.
If the patient has a positive result. it will need antibiotics to treat the infection. The doctor will give you instructions on how to take the medicine. Three months after you finished treatment, Then it will need to be tested for chlamydia again.