Gonorrhea And Chlamydia Testing
Gonorrhea And Chlamydia Testing
Our Urine Test For Gonorrhea And Chlamydia Is Cleared By The FDA
Our Nucleic Acid Amplification test is cleared by the FDA. The test is a gold standard in the industry and is used to search for the bacteria that causes Chlamydia – Chlamydia trachomatis, and the bacteria that causes gonorrhea – Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This is one of the most accurate chlamydia and gonorrhea tests in the industry. You are just required to provide a small urine sample. This means you will not have to get undressed and go through the uncomfortable process of swabbing. With a specificity of 99.3% and a 99.8% sensitivity rate, our gonorrhea and chlamydia test is the most accurate you can get.
What You Need To Know About Chlamydia Testing And Gonorrhea Testing
Understanding Gonorrhea And Chlamydia
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are common STDs that result from a bacterial infection. Nesseria gonorrhoeae is the bacterium behind gonorrhea infection. The virus can thrive in all reproductive tract areas including the urethra, cervix, fallopian tube, and uterus. There are cases where gonorrhea is known to grow in the mouth, eyes, anus, and throat. According to reports from the CDC, there are 700,000 cases of gonorrhea infections in the United States every year. Chlamydia results from infection by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium. This is one of the most common STDs in the US with about 3 million new infections every year. These infections are in the category referred to as Silent STDs. This is because they do not show any obvious signs and symptoms in most of the cases. The only way to know your status for sure is to get the gonorrhea and chlamydia test. The good news is that gonorrhea and chlamydia are curable with antibiotics.
How Is The Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test Done?
KnowYourStatus.life avails the Nucleic Acid Amplification test that is cleared by the FDA. This is a highly accurate test that checks for traces of the bacterial infections in urine. You will only need to provide a small urine sample for the test.
How Gonorrhea And Chlamydia Are Spread
Both gonorrhea and chlamydia are sexually transmitted through vaginal sex, oral sex, and anal sex. The infection can still happen even without ejaculation. You can still get infected with gonorrhea and chlamydia even after you have been treated in the past. These infections will not show any signs and symptoms in most cases. However, when the symptoms appear, they include abnormal discharge, rashes near the genitals, and burning sensation during urination. We recommend a chlamydia and gonorrhea test for all sexually active people.
Who Should Get The Gonorrhea And Chlamydia Test?
Since chlamydia and gonorrhea are common and easily spread, it is important for every sexually active person to get tested. The only sure way to know if you are infected or not, is to get an accurate test.
Why Are Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Tested Together?
Gonorrhea and chlamydia are referred to as co-existing infections. This is because most people have the two infections at the same time. This explains why it important to test for the two infections. The tests for the two are through small urine samples. Without proper treatment, chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause serious problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. In men, it can cause epididymitis.
How Long Should I Wait To Get Tested After Exposure To Gonorrhea And Chlamydia?
You will have to wait between a day and 5 days after initial exposure to chlamydia and gonorrhea to get tested. This makes sure the results are more accurate. You might also want to get tested after a 3 weeks or a month to confirm the results.
Gonorrhea And Chlamydia Test Preparation
For accurate results, you should avoid urinating for at least one hour before getting to the test center. There are no other preparations required.
When Should I Get Tested?
Getting tested has no specific time, but now is the best time to get a chlamydia and gonorrhea test. If you have engaged in sexual contact with an individual whose status you do not know, you should get tested. Get tested after about 5 days of exposure and get tested after 2 weeks of treatment and 3 months later to confirm you have been cured.
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