Do you use blood or urine to test?
Our labs conduct chlamydia test using a urine sample. When you arrive at the testing center you will only need to provide a urine sample. There is no swabbing or undressing necessary.
What do I need to do to prepare for the test?
Please abstain from urinating for at least an hour prior to taking your chlamydia test.
When is the right time to test?
If you are concerned about a possible chlamydia infection, the ideal time to get tested is a minimum of 1-5 days after exposure. In other words, wait at least 24 hours after possible exposure before you take the test. Individuals who have been treated for chlamydia should test again 21 to 28 days after treatment to ensure that the bacterium has cleared.
What will the test results say?
If your results are negative, then no signs of chlamydia are present in your system. It is possible to test too early after being exposed to chlamydia infection. Our doctors recommend waiting 1-5 days for reliable results.
It is curable and can be treated with antibiotics.
Who needs testing?
Men and women alike are susceptible to contracting chlamydia. The CDC recommends chlamydia testing for all sexually active women 25 years old or younger. You should also consider chlamydia testing if you have had unprotected sex with a partner whose STD status you do not know or are uncertain about.
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