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Is There Such A Thing As A False Positive Chlamydia Test
Yes: All tests have both false positives (meaning you don't really have it) and false negatives (meaning you really do have it). Chlamydia testing is very accurate but yes a false test is possible. You can always requests a retest and the test can be done through a different lab for confirmation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If you think you had a false positive chlamydia test, have already taken the medication to treat it, can you re-test or is it too late?
You can retest: If you have been treated with proper dose of antibiotics, chances are the test will be negative most of the time if treatment is successful. ...Read more
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
Is it possible to receive 2 false positive chlamydia test results through a swab because of BV and nexplanon birth control?
Uncommon: The current tests for chlamydia have an accuracy of over98%. ...Read more
90 - 95% accurate: However false positives do occur so that you can be retested & 2nd positive test would be definitive. You are free & clear if repeat is negative & 2 weeks have passed since encounter where you might have acquired it. ...Read more
I tested positive for chlamydia, but my boyfriend tested negative in two different tests. Did I have a false positive?
Not necessarily: It's common to find chlamydia in only one person in a couple. False pos tests are rare; probably your test is accurate but bf's tests maybe false neg. Or you had it first and he was not yet infected. Or he had chlamydia that cleared before he was tested. Or he could have been treated but not told you; or maybe an antibiotic for something else that cured his chlamydia. You both must be treated. ...Read more
My fiance's test results came back neg. for chlamydia. Ive only been with him for 3 years, How possible is it that my test is a false-positive?
Unlikely: The actual frequency of false positives and false negatives varies with the type of test, but in general, false negative Chlamydia test results are more common than false positives. I would believe your "positive" and treat it. If you two are sexually active, I would treat him, too, since his test may be false negative. ...Read more
1 positive chlamydia test, then 2nd and 3rd were negative w/ swabs and urine to be sure as it didnt seem right. Advice on how false positives happen?
Type of test done: The most accurate and most common chlamydia tests use nucleic acid amplification and almost never are falsely positive. There is also a "DNA probe" test, less costly and still done by some labs, which sometimes give false pos results. However, even here the large majority of positves are true. If two partners have neg and pos results, usually the negative is false. Both partners need treatment. ...Read more
Ispossible to false negative test chlamydia after treatment? Tested positive, received treatment but retest 2 wks after b/c I felt I still had symptom
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
Could I get a false positive on a chlamydia test after taking Zithromax for one day prior to the test? If i can, how common is it?
No false results NAAT. 4 neg tests/retests for chlamydia before/during pregnancy. Now 2 positive after birth no sex of any kind at all between how?
A few possibilities: It is hard when people have one positive and one negative result on a test. Possible interpretations are: 1. The neg tests were false and the + test is correct 2. The neg tests were true and the + test is incorrect 3. Both are correct and you acquired it between tests. You and your doctor who know you can determine that best course of action. Consider testing your partner. ...Read more
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
Is it possible that a chlamydia test could be false positive my partner isn't infected and he's the only one and I have BV and uti?
Chlamydia: Nope. The real common problem is false negatives. It is hard to get a positive when someone has the infection deeper than can be reached by the swab!. ...Read more
Waited 7-10 post treatment. Now, how many days before I can take proof of cure (poc) test for chlamydia? Don't want false positive.
Variable, but...: In general, repeat testing in 2-4 weeks after treatment. In reality, no test can gives a 100% sensitivity & specificity reflecting some inherent features of laboratory procedures, personal health/immunity, drug effectiveness, etc. Besides, many chlamydia-infected may go unnoticed due to lacking symptoms. More? Ask doc timely. More? Contact wwwlhealthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best wish.. ...Read more
I was treated for chlamydia on 3/16 with 1g azithromycin. I was retested on 4/7 and my test was still positive. Could this be a false positive result?
Unlikely: The usual repeat testing and treatment interval per the Center for Disease Control is three weeks meaning that the test should have been negative by now unless you had incomplete treatment or were reinfected by a partner who wasn't treated. It is appropriate to be retreated because the risks of letting this go are far worse. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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