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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

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


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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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How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

One day: The test for chlamydia dna can be completed the same day the specimen is submitted to the lab. ...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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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?

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

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