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How is chlamydia trachomatis infection diagnosed?

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience in Gynecology
PCR test: The best way to test for chlamydia is on a PCR test. This is a very sensitive test which can pick up small amounts of the infection. It can be done on a urine sample, a swab of the vagina, or a pap smear.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015

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Dr. Charles Whiting
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Yes!: Chlamydia in both men and women is easily treated and cured with a short course of Doxycycline or Zithromax. Best wishes!
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Dr. Andre Harris
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Precautions: The best precaution is not to be sexually active until you know the results of your testing.
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Chlamydia: Given your story i would put you on Doxycycline for at least ten days if not longer.
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Depends: How long after the potential exposure were the tests done? If you tested too soon, it may not be meaningful. if you wish to get a definitive diagnosis ... Read More
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