The chlamydia test is a simple urine test that can save you a lot of worry. Chlamydia often shows no symptoms in the infected person, known as asymptomatic. This can cause problems because an infected person can go undetected very easily. The minimum required wait for chlamydia testing is 72 hours. It is important to get tested if you are sexually active to prevent spreading chlamydia to anyone unknowingly. Chlamydia is completely treatable and we offer treatment if you results return positive. If you feel like you should get tested, want to stay on top of your health or to find out more information call a care counselor today at 1-888-978-3435.
Chlamydia Testing Information
How does chlamydia spread?
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that spreads easily between people through many kinds of sexual activity including oral, vaginal, or anal. Chlamydia is highly contagious regardless of the duration of contact or use of contraceptives.
Is chlamydia treatable?
Yes, chlamydia is treated through the use of antibiotics. Doctors often prescribe azithromycin or doxycycline for the treatment of chlamydia. One is a single dose antibiotic, the other is taken over the course of a week. Both are effective at killing the bacteria that cause chlamydia infection. It is important to be sure you abstain from sex of any kind during treatment to avoid infecting others. We also recommend your partner be tested and treated as well before resuming your sexual relationship.
If I test positive for chlamydia, do I also have gonorrhea?
Not necessarily. Many people who test positive for chlamydia also test positive for gonorrhea. Doctors often recommend people be tested for both diseases at the same time due to their prevalence to be seen together. We offer a dual testing panel that tests for both chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Can I still be treated for chlamydia if I am pregnant?
You can be treated for chlamydia while you are pregnant. It is important to be tested early as chlamydia can lead to prenatal pneumonia and fetal blindness. The infection can also be transferred to the baby during delivery. If you are pregnant and concerned you may have contracted chlamydia it is important to get tested and treated as soon as possible.
*NOTE* We are currently unable to provide treatment to patients in the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wyoming.