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Chlamydia Test

This Chlamydia Test examines your urine for the presence of a chlamydia infection.

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Test Preparation:
Patients should refrain from urinating one hour prior to collection. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen.
Testing Method:
Urine sample

This Chlamydia Test examines your urine for the presence of a chlamydia infection. Affecting nearly 3 million Americans, chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and have damaging effects on the rectum, urethra, or epididymis. Chlamydia can incubate up to three days after contact before it will become apparent in a blood or urine test, so it’s best to wait at least four or five days after sexual contact before taking this Chlamydia Test. If you are to test positive for chlamydia, we do offer treatment options as well.

How Our Chlamydia Test Works

We understand that testing for an STD such as chlamydia can be an emotionally taxing situation. At PLT, we consider that and make testing as easy, quick, and painless as possible.

Simply place an order online for your chlamydia test to schedule an appointment. Then, visit one of our 4,000+ nationwide testing facilities to have your sample collected. A certified staff member will then take a small urine sample. The process is painless and takes only a few minutes. In fact, most patients are in and out of the facility in under a half-hour. Your sample will be processed in a CLIA-certified laboratory, and you’ll have complete results available on your online portal regarding your status for chlamydia.

Common Chlamydia Symptoms

While chlamydia often remains symptomless in both men and women, it can also present in a series of painful infections. In addition, if left untreated long enough, chlamydia can even result in infertility. To that end, it’s essential to get tested for this and other STDs, especially if you have a new sexual partner.

While some infections remain masked, others can result in one or more common symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if you experience any of the chlamydia symptoms below, it’s best to be tested:

  • pain or burning while peeing
  • pain during sex
  • lower belly pain
  • abnormal vaginal discharge (may be yellowish and have a strong smell)
  • bleeding between periods
  • pus or a watery/milky discharge from the penis
  • swollen or tender testicles
  • pain, discharge and/or bleeding around the anus

If you or a partner experience any of these symptoms, you’ll want to get tested for chlamydia.

How to Interpret Your Results

Once you get your results, it might seem overwhelming at first. But take the time to interpret your results to understand your status fully. Your test results summary will most likely include the name of the test, a ‘result’, ‘reference range’ and ‘flag’.

The result indicates “reactive”, “non-reactive”, “detected”, “not-detected” or a value. If you see a value, this is a numerical measurement compared against the reference range to determine if the sample is normal or abnormal.

The “flag” value will indicate whether your test came back normal or abnormal. Normal ranges indicate you are not infected and an abnormal result could mean a possible infection.

For more detailed information, visit our Sample Test Results page to learn more about interpreting your results.

How Can You Tell the Difference Between Gonorrhea and Chlamydia?

Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and they share several similarities. Among those similarities is that they’re both very common and transmitted through sexual contact.

Some of the common symptoms that overlap in these two STIs include:

  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Abnormal genital or rectal discharge
  • Pain in rectum
  • Sore throat

Some of the symptoms that are unique to chlamydia but not as prevalent in gonorrhea include:

  • Fever
  • Feeling generally ill
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Intense pain in your pelvic area

Because these two STIs are often diagnosed together, we offer a Twin Panel Test that includes testing for both STIs simultaneously.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • According to the CDC report on the prevalence of chlamydia in the United States, 4 million chlamydia infections were reported in 2018. However, these numbers are low as many infected people with chlamydia do not present symptoms and may never get tested.

    Even so, chlamydia and gonorrhea are two of the most frequently reported STDs in the country.

  • If you are sexually active, you can get chlamydia through vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom with a partner who has chlamydia. For this reason, it is crucial to communicate openly with your partner or partners and to get tested with the introduction of each new sexual partner.

    The CDC states that anyone with the following genital symptoms, or those who meet this criterion, should not have sex until they are tested and consult with a physician:

    • Irregular discharge
    • Burning urination
    • Unusual sores or rash
    • Anyone having oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a partner recently diagnosed with an STD
  • Testing positive for chlamydia indicates there is an active infection present.

    We offer treatment options for patients who test positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis. If you receive a positive result, simply call and speak with a care counselor to schedule a phone consultation with a physician. Medication can be called into your local pharmacy, and no office visit is needed. We are partnered with physicians at PWNHealth so treatment can be prescribed if appropriate in all states. You must have a positive result before treatment can be authorized. The physician consult fee is $65.

  • Though it may feel easier not to research the state of your health, there can be long-lasting implications to you, your partner and any future children if you remain unaware of any STDs you’ve incurred.

    Undiagnosed STDs cause physical complications and adversely affect relationships, especially if both partners withhold essential medical information.

    There is a cure for chlamydia that is proven effective if the regimen is adhered to promptly. For this reason, getting tested can significantly reduce the adverse effects of undiagnosed chlamydia, and it can clear the infection from your body entirely.