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A 29-year-old male asked:

I did a chlamydia test. not sure what it means or the severity of the result. the result for the chlamydia igg is 1.38 and the chlamydia igm is 1.39?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Unreliable test: Chlamydia blood tests are unreliable. It shows only that you have been infected sometime in your life with chlamydia, or with a related but different bacteria called Chlamydophila. The only reliable test for current infection is for chlamydial DNA on urine or urethral swab. However, the positive IgM result suggest possible recent chlamydia infection. Ask your doctor about treatment.
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