Our Accurate Chlamydia Testing
KnowMyStatus.life uses Nucleic Acid Amplification test to scan for Chlamydia. This is a urine-based test is the most accurate when it comes to testing for chlamydia. The test process is as simple as providing a urine sample which will be screened for Chlamydia trachomatis, the bacterium behind the infection.
The testing process only takes a couple of minutes and the results will be available in 1 or 2 days. Our labs are accurate with a 99.8% sensitivity and 99.3% specificity.
What You Need To Know About Chlamydia Testing
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.
What Do Chlamydia Results Mean?
The chlamydia test results will come out as negative which indicates you do not have the bacterial infection or positive which shows that you have chlamydia. If the test is done too early after exposure, the results might not be as accurate as waiting for about 2 weeks.
Does Chlamydia Have A Cure?
Fortunately, you can cure chlamydia with antibiotics. In case you get positive results you can talk to one of our doctors and they will guide you through the treatment process. You can also get a prescription which you can pick up at a local pharmacy near you.
Who Needs A Chlamydia Test?
Everyone is susceptible to Chlamydia. According to CDC reports, there are more than 3 million new cases of chlamydia infection in the US every year. Chlamydia is one of the most common STDs because it rarely shows any symptoms. This is how it spreads easily. Sexually active people between 14 and 24 years are at a higher risk of infection. All sexually active people should test for Chlamydia, but it is more important for women below 25 years.
Get Tested Today
The best time for a Chlamydia test is now. If you suspect you have been exposed to this bacterium in a recent sexual encounter, it is important to get tested. Make sure you wait a couple of days after exposure before testing for accurate results.