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docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Testing: Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow. A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna &enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible.

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Last updated May 7, 2014

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