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False negative chlamydia gonorrhea tests

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If you were treated with 1.0 gm of Zithromax for chlamydia infection and tested negative by NAAT 8 days after, you should be assured cured. Not a fals ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
STD Testing: No, not with genetic testing like the pcr. And, yes, nine days post exposure is a good test.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not that fast: Not enough time for the med to clear all Chlamydia genetic material. If the test was negative either it was done poorly and a false negative or the ge ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible: There can be false-negative findings and the easiest way to prove this is to get retested. If you have been having unprotected sex and are symptomati ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
2 separate tests: Checking for gonorrhea & chlamydia requires 2 different tests for which specimens are obtained at same time. You'll need to ask your doc about chl ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I would: If your test was negative a year after last exposure it is negative for the germs tested. It doesn't mean you never were exposed, it means they are no ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
STD's: Tests for both chlamydia and gonorrhea are accurate if done by CDC standards, but if one develops a discharge or odor , retesting is advised.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irwin Abraham
49 years experience Sports Medicine
MEDS; THEN CONDOMS: Significance of negative tests uncertain without knowing type. So: finish meds. And: time to ask partner about any history of sexually related or ur ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
NAAT testing: You are fine. Tests should be valid three to five days after exposure for Gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Urinalysis is negative. need to send urine for gonorrhea &chlamydia separately. If they had sent for those 2 & was negative that rules out ... Read More

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