Chlamydia Test

The chlamydia test checks for a Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the urine.

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Chlamydia Test FAQ

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia can cause burning with urination, discharge and pain.

Who is at risk for Chlamydia?

People at risk for Chlamydia have had sexual relations with an infected person or have unprotected sex with multiple partners.

Who should get a Chlamydia test?

People with symptoms such as urethral burning, pain and discharge should consider getting a Chlamydia test. Also, people who have had sexual relations with an infected person, people in new relationships, and people who have unprotected sex with multiple partners should consider getting tested.

If my Chlamydia test is positive, can I be treated?

Yes. Chlamydia is usually treatable with common antibiotics.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Chlamydia Test is a urine test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on January 5, 2018

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Chlamydia Urine Test - More Information

This chlamydia test, sometimes known as a Chlamydia trachomatis urine test, checks for a chlamydia infection in the urine.

Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacteria that causes a chlamydia infection. Chlamydia is the more reported sexually transmitted infection in the United States and more unreported cases exist due to lack of reporting or the absence of symptoms. In 2016, the CDC received almost 1.6 million reports of chlamydia infections in the US which translates to almost 500 cases per 100,000 people. Reported chlamydia cases are highest in adolescents and young adults aged 15-24.

Chlamydia is transmitted by any form of sexual contact and can also be transmitted from a mother to her baby during childbirth. People with a C. trachomatis infection often have no symptoms. When symptoms are present, they usually consist of burning while urinating, abnormal discharge, and pelvic pain. Undiagnosed or untreated chlamydia infections can lead to more severe complications in the reproductive organs.

The CDC recommends chlamydia testing for anyone with concerning symptoms and their sexual partners. Additionally, sexually active women should get routine testing and pregnant women should be screened throughout their pregnancy, particularly if there is any concern of being at a higher risk of exposure. Because chlamydia and gonorrhea infections frequently occur together, it is highly recommended that people get a gonorrhea test when getting a chlamydia test through the Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test panel. For routine screening (and especially when starting a new relationship), some people get the more comprehensive STD testing panel to include testing of other common sexually transmitted infections before engaging in sexual activity.

This particular chlamydia urine test uses a laboratory process known as transcription mediated amplification (TMA). Using TMA, the laboratory can replicated a specific segment of the RNA of the C. trachomatis bacteria and amplify its presence for easy detection. As a result, this test is highly sensitive for detecting a chlamydia infection when present.

To get a chlamydia test near you, order online and get tested at the Quest Diagnostics lab that you selected. Once your chlamydia lab report is ready, it will be available for download. Chlamydia lab results are available in a handful of business days (depending on the specific lab location). Referencing the sample chlamydia lab report we have provided above, the chlamydia test result says "Not Detected" indicating that no Chlamydia trachomatis RNA was found using the sensitive TMA process.

Chlamydia is a treatable infection. Treatment involves a course of antibiotics and most infections resolve without further complications.

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