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What are the tests for chlamydia infections?
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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology
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In brief: Culture
In brief: Culture
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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology , 18 years in practice
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Testing
Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow.
A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna ; enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible.

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In brief: Testing
Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow.
A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna ; enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible. Would you like to talk to a doctor now? ›
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry , 17 years in practice
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