A 24-year-old female asked:
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would a naat swab test show positive for chlamydia 3 days post possible exposure?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
A bit too early: The exact time for reliable chlamydia testing by NAAT isn't certain, but 3 days probably is a bit early. A negative result would be somewhat reassuring, but probably not conclusive. It would be safer to wait until 5 days or so, unless there is some urgency (e.g. if you have abdominal pain or other symptoms of a complication like PID).
Answered on Jun 28, 2017

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