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how long does chlamydia take to show up on test

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: There are five tests for chlamydia. One, a culture can take three days. The others are rapid tests of varying degrees of accuracy. You and your doc ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Azithromycin...: ...kills chlamydia within a couple of days. However, it can take up to 3 weeks for testing to become negative. Do not get tested sooner than 3 weeks; ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Quickly: The current chlamydia tests can be run in minutes in the clinic. Results should never take more than a day.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms?: Chlamydia sxs (if you have them) usually occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. Because chlamydia is a silent std - so it might not be apparent.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Chlamydia: Usually three to five days post exposure.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Within a few days: Testing is usually positive within 2-3 days of catching chlamydia and for sure by 5 days or so. (If you mean the time to get the test result: the test ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on the test: The older third generation HIV screening test did not show HIV for 2 to 8 weeks (average 25 days). The fourth generation tests which were just approv ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends which one: If your partner tested + u would need to be treated whether u have symptmns or not and even if your culture would be neg because sometimes the culture ... Read More
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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Days: There arent necessarily symptoms, so you should get checked if you had unprotected sex, use protection in the future.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are two types of tests - one is to detect body's response by detecting antibodies to the HIV virus. This test may take a little while to become ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: The test i belive you are talking about is a vaginal or cervical swab for the prence of the dna of the virus. It is variable. It depends on the way ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Depend when infected: Someone with an acute HIV infection may not show HIV antibody in the blood when tested; however a viral load count and p24 antigen test may detect th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
<2 weeks: It usually take1-2 weeks for a healthy immune system to produce IgM anti-bodies to a viral infection. There are 2 types of herpes simplex 1 and 2, so ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Depends on the std. Some, like gonorrhea or chlamydia may show up immediately after contracting the infection. Others like syphillis and HIV may tak ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Average is 25 days: After an exposure to hiv, most people (if they become hiv-positive) will develop antibodies that can be detected by HIV tests sometime between 2 to 8 ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Tucker
18 years experience Addiction Medicine
Up to 13 days: Some thc metabolites have an elimination half-life of 20 hours. However, some are stored in body fat and have a elimination half-life of 10 to 13 days ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends : It depends on how large your hospital is.. Usually a week or less..
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chlamydia: Very soon depending upon the particular test ordered and the lab to which it was sent. One day is not unusual.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on the lab: But in my practice it usually takes about a week. Usually all it takes is a special test of your urine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the type: Of test. Most routine tests are done in less than four hours and reported soon after. Other tests may take 2-4 weeks.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
One week: Most of them should be back within one week.

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