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how long does chlamydia take to show up on test

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2-3 days: Chlamydia test results do not take very long from our lab. Some labs may take longer.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Less than 2 days: The modern chlamydia tests include rapid tests that can give a result after a few minutes. Chlamydia cultures take several days. If the rapid test is ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Get checked: It is possible to be infected with Chlamydia and have no symptoms at all! In the meantime, risk of transferring the infection to others is present. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
A few days to never: Most women with chlamydia don't develop signs or symptoms at all. About 20-40% get vaginal discharge, discomfort on urination, spotting between period ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Peter
41 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Thanks for asking!: Incubation period of chlamydia illness is variable depending on the type of infection .Usually one week.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chlamydia: 4 - 6 weeks.

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