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Which gives more accurate test results when testing for chlamydia: the urine sample or the cervical swab?
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In brief: Both
The PCR technique used for both is very sensitive for even very small amounts of chlamydia.
If a urine is obtained, don't do a midstream "clean-catch" like you would to test for a bladder infection. Collect the first part of the urine stream and don't use a wipe first.

In brief: Both
The PCR technique used for both is very sensitive for even very small amounts of chlamydia.
If a urine is obtained, don't do a midstream "clean-catch" like you would to test for a bladder infection. Collect the first part of the urine stream and don't use a wipe first.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Both good
Both are reasonably good tests.
The urine sample has the advantage of allowing patients to get checked without subjecting themselves to a pelvic exam which deters some people.

In brief: Both good
Both are reasonably good tests.
The urine sample has the advantage of allowing patients to get checked without subjecting themselves to a pelvic exam which deters some people.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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