Test for chlamydia in the comfort and privacy of your own home. This at-home chlamydia test—performed with a gonorrhea test—is the same highly sensitive, FDA-approved test used by doctors and hospitals everywhere.
When you order the chlamydia test kit, an unmarked package containing the kit will arrive via USPS within 2 to 4 business days. Complete the test at your convenience according to the simple instructions. Upon completion, mail the pre-paid package to our lab for analysis.
Express shipping is available for the chlamydia home test and other at-home STD test kits. Call 866-749-6269 to place an express order.
Chlamydia testing at home is fast, private and easy. Since testing is self-administered, there’s no need for awkward exams or undressing. Men provide a small urine sample (no painful swabbing!) for testing, while women provide a sample from a painless vaginal swab.
Results from the home chlamydia test will be available 1 to 5 days (3 days on average) after the sample arrives at the lab. When available, results can be accessed online through our private, password-protected portal. Trained STD counselors are available by phone to help interpret results and answer any questions.
This chlamydia testing kit uses one sample to test for both chlamydia and gonorrhea. Our Medical Advisory Board strongly recommends testing for these two common STDs concurrently, since both infections present similar symptoms making them difficult to diagnose without STD testing. It’s important to diagnose and treat chlamydia and gonorrhea quickly to avoid long-term damage, including infertility.
The specific chlamydia test used for home STD screening is the SureSwab® Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA test. This test uses transcription-meditated amplification (TMA) technology, which is a type of nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), to detect genetic material in the bacteria. This technology is the most advanced type of chlamydia testing available.
Home chlamydia tests are processed at the same FDA-approved labs used and trusted by doctors and hospitals nationwide. When using a home chlamydia test, it’s important to follow the instructions carefully for the most accurate results.
If your chlamydia test returns positive, treatment is available to cure the infection. Staff physicians are available for a phone consultation to discuss positive results, and they can also prescribe antibiotics to cure the infection. The doctor will call a prescription in to the local pharmacy of your choice.
The window period for chlamydia—the time between exposure and when the disease can be detected through a test—is 5 to 7 days. If you are experiencing possible chlamydia symptoms, however, it’s important to stop having sex and get tested immediately.
Chlamydia affects about 3 million people each year in the US. This STD can be difficult to diagnose since about 50% of men and 75% of women with chlamydia never experience symptoms. For this reason, a routine chlamydia test is recommended once a year for sexually active adults to catch asymptomatic infections.
When symptoms are present, they can be confused for other STDs like gonorrhea and trichomoniasis. A chlamydia test is the only way to accurately diagnose the infection.
Chlamydia testing is important for women since untreated chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which causes infertility and other reproductive problems. Approximately 20 to 40% of untreated chlamydia cases lead to PID.
Source: Quest Diagnostics