A 43-year-old member asked:
docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
Last updated May 7, 2014
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