Chlamydia Urine Test
Chlamydia Urine Test
This test uses a urine sample to screen for Genital Chlamydia, a common bacterial infection transmitted through sexual contact. Unlike a swab test, a urine collection is pain free and allows the patient to collect their own specimen in privacy.
Chlamydia is one of the most frequently reported STD’s in the United States with approximately 2.8 million cases annually. Chlamydia is often known as the “silent disease” because it frequently displays no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, the most common are abnormal discharge, burning during urination, sores, or a rash around the genital area.
Chlamydia testing is recommended for anyone who is sexually active or engages in high risk behavior regardless of whether they are currently experiencing symptoms. Pregnant women are encouraged to receive a Chlamydia test due to the risk of transmitting the infection during birth. Untreated Chlamydia infections may result in permanent damage to the reproductive system and an increased susceptibility to HIV.
The Chlamydia urine test is also included in our comprehensive Peace of Mind STD package.
Turnaround time for Chlamydia testing results is typically 2-4 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
For the majority of people, this test will have the highest level of accuracy a few weeks from exposure or any time after. Some people may be detectable as early as a few days after exposure.
For the highest level of accuracy:
- Refrain from urinating for at least one hour prior to collection.
- Avoid cleansing the genital area at least one hour prior to collection.
- The sample should be a "first catch" of urine, meaning customers should begin urinating directly into the collection container.
- Fill the specimen cup approximately 20-30 ml. Overfilling the container will dilute the specimen and may reduce the accuracy of the test.