getSTDtested.com uses the chlamydia nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). This is a urine test based on amplification of the DNA present in Chlamydia trachomatis, the bacteria responsible for chlamydia infections. The urine test is simple, painless and often preferable to the traditional method of swabbing. The chlamydia NAAT test is considered the gold standard for testing, with an accuracy rate exceeding 99.9%, and is widely used across the country in both doctors' offices and hospitals.
This chlamydia test is performed concurrently with a gonorrhea test. Both STDs are recommended as part of routine STD testing and display similar symptoms when present, so dual screening is widely practiced. Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing both use NAAT technology and only one sample is required to test for both STDs.
This chlamydia test requires a simple urine sample provided at a local testing center. The at-home chlamydia test uses the same technology, but requires a urine sample for men and a painless sample from a vaginal swab for women.
The only required preparation is to not urinate for at least one hour before giving your sample.
The chlamydia window period is 7 to 10 days. This is the time it takes for the body to develop measurable antibodies. Testing before the chlamydia window period has passed can lead to inaccurate results.
Chlamydia test results are usually available in 1 to 5 business days. When ordering your test, you can choose to receive a phone call or email with your results. Online results are housed in our private, password-protected portal.
If you recieve a positive result, we are here to help. We have certified expert STD counselors to help interpret results and discuss any concerns you may have. Additionally, we have board-certified doctors available for phone consultations who can answer any questions and can prescribe treatment to cure chlamydia. It is important to note that a doctor’s consultation is included in the price of your test, but there will be an small additional charge is you would like our physician to prescribe treatment.
We offer 2 different types of chlamydia test packages: