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What Would Cause A False Positive For Chlamydia
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
Here are some...: No test carries 100% accuracy. If tested result is marginal or weak (+) and not correlated well with clinical picture, repeat test for confirmation. For chlamydia, most of the infected are asymptomatic. So, either trust the report or repeat it as clinically justified. More? Talk with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hello, I am a virgin, I tested positive for Chlamydia. My boyfriend has tested negative, could this be a false positive?
More info needed: Something doesn't compute. Nearly impossible for a virgin (no penile-vaginal sex) to have chlamydia, and also unlikely your boyfriend gave it to you. His negative test makes sense, but your positive one doesn't. OTOH the standard nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) are very accurate. Please add comment or a new question with more info: confirm you're female, exact tests done, sexual exposures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Uncommon: The current tests for chlamydia have an accuracy of over98%. ...Read more
My partner tested positive for chlamydia and me negative. 4 years together is it possible they can go back and check if this was a false positive?
What type of test?: Did he get treated? It is likely that he had infection and was treated effectively and is no longer carrying the organism. He may still have antibody to chlamydia but not the organism. It would not do any harm to get retested by the Chlamydia nucleic acid. See this site for info. http://www.medicalhealthtests.com/pathology-test/chlamydia-tests-serum.html ...Read more
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