Chlamydia Test

A Chlamydia test will determine if a patient has this sexually transmitted disease. An individual may have symptoms of an STD, and various forms of testing are conducted to find out which one and how severe it is. However, not all people have symptoms but they do have Chlamydia. That is why it is recommended to be tested if anyone you have had sexual contact with has it. You should also be tested if you have had unprotected sex with anyone.
Test
A Chlamydia test is conducted when a sample of urine or body fluid is taken. The test will determine if a certain bacteria known as Chlamydia Trachomatis is present. This infection is the most common form of STD found in the USA.
The NAAT test is the most common conducted. It involves taking DNA and sampling it. This is the most accurate type of test for Chlamydia offered. There is also a DNA probe test that is used, but it isn’t as accurate.
Many medical professionals will ask women who come in for an annual exam if they would like to have a Chlamydia test done at the same time. It is due to the high volume of individuals with the STD, and nothing personal if the doctor should ask you.
Most medical professionals will test women who are pregnant for Chlamydia in the first trimester. If the assessment of the female through her information sharing or through an exam indicate she may have it later on, another test may be conducted during the 3rd trimester.
Sometimes, women think they have a cervical infection or they have pelvic inflammation. However, it may be that they actually have Chlamydia. As a result, when any such symptoms are reported to the doctor, a Chlamydia test is likely going to be given. If that is ruled out, then other tests can be conducted to identify the core of the problem.
Collecting the Sample
If a urine sample is to going to be taken, it is best not to urinate for at least 2 hours before the sample is taken. For a DNA sample from a woman, it will be collected from the cervix. Don’t use douche or vagina creams for 24 hours prior to the sample being taken. For males, the DNA sample is collected from the urethra or the rectum. A swab is entered into the location to take the sample.
Treatment
If you believe you have Chlamydia or any STD, don’t engage in unprotected sexual activities. You should also notify anyone that you have been sexually active with in the past 90 days. Antibiotics are given to treat the bacteria. It is important to use the entire dose of the medication. Depending on the severity of the infection, two rounds of antibiotics may be necessary.
If you stop taking the antibiotics before they are gone, then the bacteria may not be completely killed. Then the infection can continue. The body can build up a tolerance to antibiotics over time. Never use medication that is prescribed for someone else.

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