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What are percentages of false positive chlamydia test? Can swabs/samples get contaminated? I want to get retested because I don't believe it

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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