A 28-year-old female asked:
My partner & i got std screenings. his came back positive for chlamydia. my urine test was negative but pcr was positive for chlamydia. i had & got treated for chlamydia 3 years ago.
with my positive pcr do i need treatment again coz he's positive?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: A positive PCR test means you have genetic material from chlamydia present in the sample. This is often discovered in a urine sample from patients who have the disease. They do not "grow" chlamydia out of such a sample it is too hard to do. Your case 3 yrs ago would only make you be PCR positive if you remained infected from that time.
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Pathology 49 years experience
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Last updated Feb 2, 2020
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