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My chlamydia/gonorrhoea test came back inconclusive, what does that mean?

My chlamydia/gonorrhoea test came back inconclusive, what does that mean?

= not sure: In general: It is a very rare test that is 100% certain. For some tests, we use studies to set criteria for what is considered + or -, based on comparison with a "gold standard" test that might be impractical to perform in the real world. Sometimes it can be inconclusive, which means it was in an area of overlap between + & -. In any case, a disease in an early stage may give inconclusive findings. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

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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If my chlamydia test came back inconclusive does this mean I'm pregnant?

If my chlamydia test came back inconclusive does this mean I'm pregnant?

UNRELATED: Your status as pregnant or not has nothing to do with an equivocal chlamydia test.Pregnancy tests are done on different specimens in a different way. ...Read more

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How accurate are chlamydia tests?

How accurate are chlamydia tests?

Very: Testing these days are very accurate. If you have specific concerns regarding the testing, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Where can I get a chlamydia test?

CHLAMYDIA: Most county health departments will do this for free. ...Read more

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How long does a chlamydia test take?

How long does a chlamydia test take?

Quickly: The current chlamydia tests can be run in minutes in the clinic. Results should never take more than a day. ...Read more

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How quickly will chlamydia show up on a test?

Same day: The urine/blood test in the laboratory may indicate the presence of this infection.
The naat “nucleic acid amplification test, ” is a very accurate test. ...Read more

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Can you get treated for chlamydia without a test?

Can you get treated for chlamydia without a test?

Why?: While sometime we would treat for a condition without getting the final, definite diganosis - since the potential benefit outweighs any risk that can be caused by the treatment. And symptoms of Chlamydia can be similiar to several other infections and each requires different treatment so I still out suggest getting tested to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How soon will an NAAT swab test pick up chlamydia?

How soon will an NAAT swab test pick up chlamydia?

Chlamydia test: Maybe as soon as 2-3 days, but for sure after about 5 days. See my reply to your other question. ...Read more

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What causes a chlamydia test to be a false negative?

It's just random: Tests miss 5-10% of infections, more by urine, less by urethral or vaginal swab. Maybe other possibilities as well. Chlamydia clears on its own in a few weeks to months, so current testing is negative. Or s/he received an antibiotic for chlamydia (and didn't admit it) or for another infection, curing chlamydia or interfering with the test. Partner (s) of infected person need Rx, even w/ neg tests. ...Read more

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How long would it take chlamydia to show up on a test?

Depends: There are five tests for chlamydia. One, a culture can take three days. The others are rapid tests of varying degrees of accuracy. You and your doctor can decide which is appropriate in your circumstance. If positive, be sure to have all your consorts treated. See: http://www. Webmd. Com/sexual-conditions/chlamydia-tests. ...Read more

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How to know if you have chlamydia again without doing a test?

How to know if you have chlamydia again without doing a test?

You can't: Specific testing is the only way to know for sure if you are infected with Chlamydia, since many people experience no symptoms. Best to be checked ASAP if you suspect you may be infected, and use a condom during sex for every encounter. Best wishes ...Read more

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Any test that can tell how long chlamydia been in your system?

Any test that can tell how long chlamydia been in your system?

No: Unfortunately not. The tests only confirm that you have an std and need treatment. ...Read more

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Do people sometimes test negative for chlamydia and still have it?

Yes: Because sometimes the test can be a false -, you can repeat the test by the same or a different lab if necessary to confirm or refute the 1st test. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get chlamydia test results back?

A day or so: The test can be done the same day the specimen is submitted, however, the lab may not do the test every day, in which case it would depend on how often the lab runs the test. ...Read more

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Is it likely for me to test positive for chlamydia and my partner not to?

Yes: It is possible that one partner have a positive test for chlamydia and the other is negative; however, both partners should be treated when one is positive, regardless the test result for the other partner. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to test positive if you have it?

It is positive if yo: It becomes positive as soon have the infection and the result canbe available within1 to 5 days depending on the test used. ...Read more

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Would a NAAT swab test show positive for chlamydia 3 days post possible exposure?

A bit too early: The exact time for reliable chlamydia testing by NAAT isn't certain, but 3 days probably is a bit early. A negative result would be somewhat reassuring, but probably not conclusive. It would be safer to wait until 5 days or so, unless there is some urgency (e.g. if you have abdominal pain or other symptoms of a complication like PID). ...Read more

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Is it possible that my chlamydia test came back negative when it's really positive?

Is it possible that my chlamydia test came back negative when it's really positive?

Yes: There is a chance of a false negative result. Approximately 3% of the time a test will miss chlamydia. If your partner has it, you should be treated. ...Read more

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If you tell your Dr that your partner has chlamydia can they treat you without a test?

If you tell your Dr that your partner has chlamydia can they treat you without a test?

It depends.: Physicians have a spectrum of different approaches to treatment based on association. One school of thought, when it comes to STI's, is that a generous approach to treatment of any symptomatic partner will help "stamp out" bad diseases. Many docs stringently require face-to-face prior to any medication. If you are pregnant, as per your profile, you should definitely see your OB with this question! ...Read more

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Can you test negative for chlamydia multiple times, and have it, before testing positive?

Can you test negative for chlamydia multiple times, and have it, before testing positive?

Very unlikely: The standard chlamydia tests are very reliable. If you've had several negative tests, you can be confident you don't have it. If a test was positive after several negative results, then almost certainly you acquired a new infection from a sex partner. ...Read more

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I urinated within 2 hours of my chlamydia testing. I tested negative. Is the test accurate?

I urinated within 2 hours of my chlamydia testing. I tested negative. Is the test accurate?

Can test again...: A person who urinated shortly before giving a urine sample for a chlamydia test can repeat the test if he thinks he might have chlamydia, and thinks the negative result might be due to not having enough chlamydia particles in the tested sample (if he washed away some of the chlamydia particles by urinating prior to the test). Giving his first morning urine to the lab can be more accurate. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take after you take the medicine to test negative for chlamydia?

How long is it supposed to it take after you take the medicine to test negative for chlamydia?

7 days: It takes 7 days and you are adviced not to have sex for 7 days from the day you are treated. And your sex partners also need to be treated to prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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Hi my best friend took a test and tested positive for chlamydia. Should she tell her boyfriend?

Yes: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. She should tell her partner and should not have sex with him until they have both been treated and waited an additional 2 weeks. If he is not treated, she could get it again. Chlamydia may affect her ability to get pregnant in the future because in some women it can block their tubes. ...Read more

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How did I test positive for chlamydia when my boyfriend tested negative? How accurate are tests?

How did I test positive for chlamydia when my boyfriend tested negative? How accurate are tests?

Maybe not from him: You could have chlamydia from a different partner and may not have transmitted it to your current boyfriend yet. He may have had a false negative. Did you see his actual test results? Some say they are negative but never actually went to the doctor. ...Read more

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If I took a test on wednesday for chlamydia how long would it take to get my results if im positive?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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2-3 days: Chlamydia test results do not take very long from our lab. Some labs may take longer. ...Read more

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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more