A 48-year-old male asked:
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can you get a false positive on a urine test for chlamydia?

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Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: False positives are always possible, although unlikely. Without know the actually type of test used, it is not possible to estimate the false positive rate. That being said, a positive result should be taken seriously and assumed to be correct, and treatment for you and your partners should be undertaken immediately.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very unlikely: Urine test for chlamydia has comparable sensitivity and specificity as cervical or urethral specimens which are high if NAAT was use as a test (Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs).
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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