Test for Chlamydia with Privacy and Accuracy
Our Medical Advisory Board has selected the most accurate chlamydia test on the market: the nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). This highly-sensitive, FDA-approved chlamydia test screens for the infection through urine for a fast, painless testing experience.
The Chlamydia Test Process
Chlamydia Test Details
Chlamydia testing with getSTDtested.com is fast, private and accurate. This test uses NAAT technology which is considered the “gold standard” of chlamydia testing and is over 99% accurate. This test is performed with a gonorrhea test since both STDs cause similar symptoms and serious health problems if left untreated. Only one sample is required for this test and uses small urine sample for a painless, embarrassment-free testing experience.
Where to Test for Chlamydia
Chlamydia testing is available at nearly 4,000 FDA-approved testing locations across the US. All labs are completely private and offer a wide range of diagnostic testing, so no one will know why you are there. Appointments are never necessary; just walk in any time the lab is open. The testing process takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
Chlamydia Test Results
Chlamydia test results are available 1 to 5 business days after testing. Results are accessible in our secure, password-protect portal or via phone.
Things to Know Before Chlamydia Testing
When to Test for Chlamydia
The chlamydia window period—the time between exposure and when the chlamydia test can accurately detect the infection—is 7 to 10 days. When not concerned about a specific exposure, chlamydia testing is recommended at least once a year as part of a STD checkup.
Common Chlamydia Symptoms
Chlamydia is considered a silent disease. 50% of men and 75% of women never experience chlamydia symptoms.1 When symptoms are present, they may include abnormal discharge, bleeding between menstrual cycles (women) and itching or burning around the tip of the penis (men). These symptoms can be mistaken for gonorrhea, another common STD, so simultaneous testing is advised.
Why Should I Get Tested?
Chlamydia is one of the most common STDs with nearly 3 million cases transmitted each year.2 However, it’s impossible to diagnose chlamydia without testing since symptoms can be difficult to pinpoint. This STD is curable with antibiotics, but early diagnosis is critical. If untreated, chlamydia can cause lasting reproductive damage, including infertility.
Chlamydia Test Recommendations
Our Medical Advisory Board recommends an annual chlamydia test for all sexually active adults. Anyone concerned of a recent exposure or experiencing possible chlamydia symptoms should test promptly. Sexually active women under 25, pregnant women and anyone engaging in high-risk sexual behavior should test accordingly.
Positive? We’ll help you with chlamydia treatment.
If you receive a positive chlamydia test result, trained counselors are on call to discuss your treatment options. Board-certified doctors are also available for a free, one-on-one phone consultation to discuss positive results. Doctors can even prescribe antibiotics to cure chlamydia for a small fee. Remember, any exposed partners should test for chlamydia and get treated to avoid reinfection.
Chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics. Most commonly, doctors will prescribe a single dose of azithromycin. Sometimes doxycycline is prescribed, which is usually taken twice daily for a week. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have question about chlamydia treatment. With treatment, a chlamydia infection should clear up within a week.
Additional Chlamydia Resources:
- American Social Health Association. Chlamydia. American Social Health Association. http://www.ashastd.org/std-sti/chlamydia.html. Accessed April 2013.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chlamydia – CDC Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/STDFact-Chlamydia.htm. Accessed April 2013.
* ABOUT HIV TESTING
The HIV early detection test is a DNA-based test that can detect the virus as early as two weeks after possible exposure. However, our physician's recommend pairing the early detection test with the HIV Standard test, which is considered the "gold standard" in HIV screening. However, it may take up to 12 weeks for the HIV Standard test to provide accurate results. Repeat HIV testing is recommended for sexually active adults with multiple partners or concern of exposure.