We offer an FDA-approved and CDC-recommended NAA (nucleic acid amplification) test for chlamydia. Our NAA test looks for Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium through DNA amplification. Molecular tests such as the NAA test can identify more positive specimens than culture (swab) tests, and as such are considered to be highly sensitive and accurate.
You can order your Chlamydia Test online and then bring your requisition form to a nearby testing center. The NAA test is a urine test and a small sample will be required. There will be no uncomfortable or painful swabbing and you will not be asked to undress. You’ll be on your way in minutes. Our doctors advise that you get tested for chlamydia 1-5 days after the date you were potentially exposed to chlamydia.
If you tested positive for chlamydia and received treatment, you may still be at risk for re-infection. This is especially true if you engage in sexual intercourse with a partner who has not been tested and treated for chlamydia. Our doctors recommend getting tested again 21 to 28 days after your initial infection, preferably along with your partner, so that you can be sure that both of you are chlamydia free.
A negative test result means that chlamydia was not found in your system. A positive test result indicates that you have an active chlamydia infection. Antibiotics can easily treat and cure the infection. If you have chlamydia, you and your partner should abstain from sex for at least 7 days after treatment ends in order to prevent spreading the infection. Studies show that sexually active individuals should get tested for chlamydia and other STDs before beginning a sexual relationship.
Medically Reviewed byon Sep 19, 2018 - Written by STDcheck Editorial Team.