Chlamydia Test Kit is a special urethra swab test kit designed to detect chlamydia infection. This kit is easy to use at home and gives you a high clinical accuracy result in just 15 minutes. Chlamydia is an infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Chlamydia can infect the penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra, eye, or throat.
The incubation period of Chlamydia is several days to several months, usually 1 to 3 weeks.
In fact, 70% to 80% of women and 50% of men among the infected patients show no clinical symptoms, so that it is important to have a laboratory diagnosis.
- Abnormal vaginal discharge that may have an odor.
- Bleeding between periods.
- Painful periods.
- Abdominal pain with fever.
- Pain when having sex.
- Itching or burning in or around the vagina.
- Pain when urinating.
- White, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis;
- Pain, discomfort or a ‘burning sensation’ when urinating;
- Inflammation, tenderness and pain in and around the testicles.
|Urethral swab||Quality of specimen can be assured||Not easy to collect and painful|
|Urine||Easy to collect||Cannot culture the organism|
|Semen||Routinely collected for semen analysis||Inhibiting to cell culture and sometimes to NAATs|
|Serum||Relatively easy to collect||Not from the infection site|
What To Think About
If a chlamydia infection is suspected, do not have sexual intercourse until the test results have come back. If you have a chlamydia infection, do not have sexual intercourse for 7 days after the start of treatment. Your sex partner(s) should also be treated for a chlamydia infection so that you don’t get reinfected and so that others don’t get infected.
Other sexually transmitted infections may be present at the same time as chlamydia. So it is important to be tested and treated for all STDs. Chlamydia as well as other STDs can also increase the chance of getting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). An HIV test may be offered at the same time as a test for chlamydia or other STDs.