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how long does it take for a chlamydia test to be positive

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It is positive if yo: It becomes positive as soon have the infection and the result canbe available within1 to 5 days depending on the test used.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Chlamydia retesting: You were tested too soon. Doxycycline never fails to cure chlamydia, if taken as directed. But after chlamydia is killed by the antibiotic, its DNA ta ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
STD testing: It all depends on the lab. I usually get results from the tests i run within 72 hours.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 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 21-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 34-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.
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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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chlamydia: 4 - 6 weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
A day or so: The test can be done the same day the specimen is submitted, however, the lab may not do the test every day, in which case it would depend on how ofte ... Read More

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