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how long does it take for chlamydia to show up on test

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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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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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 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 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
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Peter
40 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 45-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 22-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.
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.

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