How Is Chlamydia Testing Done?
If you choose to take our Chlamydia test, all you have to do is provide a small urine sample. You will not have to go through the painful pricking or the uncomfortable swabbing.
Chlamydia Test Preparation
You should avoid urinating for at least 1 hour before visiting the testing center. This is because the test sample needs to have first-catch urine which is about 20 to 30 milliliters of the first urine stream. Any amount that is more than the first-catch urine might result in dilution that will compromise the results. Females interested in taking the test are not supposed to cleanse their genital area prior to taking the test. There is no other form of preparation required in the testing.
When Is The Right Time To Test For Chlamydia?
If you have, in the recent past, been in a sexual encounter that you suspect might have exposed you to chlamydia, it is recommended that you wait for about 5 days after the exposure to get tested. The test can also be taken after at least 24 hours of exposure and give accurate results. However, it is important to get tested after two weeks of exposure for the most accurate results.
It is a good idea to test for chlamydia after 21 days of treatment to check whether the bacterium was completely eliminated. If you test positive for gonorrhea, you should also test for chlamydia since the two infections have similar symptoms and mostly occur together.