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Can You Get A False Positive For Chlamydia
Can you get a false positive on a chlamydia test while being on biaxin (clarithromycin) antibiotics? Tk u dr!
Nope: Clarithromycin (Biaxin®) cannot make a chlamydia test falsely positive. If you have a positive test while taking the drug, it means you have (or had) chlamydia. After cure of chlamydia with antibiotics, it takes 1-2 weeks for the test to become negative. However, clarithro has not been studied much against chlamydia. For more reliable treatment, ask your doc about azithromycin or doxycycline. ...Read more
Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more
Not very likely: You probably got the infection again.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to get a false positive on a chlamydia test if your pregnant and have a UTI and bacterial infection sharp pains in the lower right side, stabbing pains in the lower back
What are percentages of false positive chlamydia test? Can swabs/samples get contaminated? I want to get retested because I don't believe it
False positives are: much rarer than false negative tests. No harm in re-testing, as long as you don't wait too long without treatment if you really need it. Chlamydia infection is women is usually asymptomatic, so you can have it without any symptoms. It is usually best to be on safe side and treat it. You can also infect your partner, so no sex until you get treated or get negative test. ...Read more
Can you get chlamydia any other way besides sexual contact? Or is there a chance a chlamydia test can come out false positive?
Poss, not likely: Chlamydia is spread usually by sexual contact, but it is an organism and can be spread less commonly in other ways, like skin contact. If you get the highly accurate dna test, not too likely this is falsely positive, more likely you need to be treated. But if in doubt, i always say get another test! ...Read more
Many sites say retesting At 2-3 weeks following treatment for chlamydia is too short due to false positives. What is a good time to get retested?
Follow up testing: Testing to assess for adequate treatment of Chlamydia is not necessary unless you are pregnant or still having symptoms. In those instances you can test to make sure that you are disease-free at 3 weeks after treatment. Also you should be treated for Gonorrhea as this can coexist with the Chlamydia infection. Good Luck and practice safe sex. ...Read more
After finishing chlamydia treatment of Doxycycline, can I get retested without a false positive 1-2 weeks after?
Too soon: Retesting probably isn't necessary at all. Doxycycline never fails to cure chlamydia, if taken as directed (usually 2x daily for 7 days). But if you would feel better with a repeat negative test, wait until 3 weeks. Earlier tests can be false positive, because chlamydial DNA persists for up to 3 weeks after cure. It's more important to be retested after 3-6 months, because reinfection is common. ...Read more
Good evening doctor. My partner of 4 years and I recently went to get tested for stds and he came up positive for chlamydia. I came out negative. He swears it's only been me for 4 years. Is there a possibility that the test could've been a false positive?
False Positive: No test is 100%. There will be false positives and false negatives. You can always get another test. That being said, if you both have been monogamous for the past 4 years why the tests? Just food for thought. Additionally, if you have had antibiotics recently it could gave cured any infection you had. Remember men usually have no symptoms. ...Read more
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
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