Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). This urine test screens for chlamydia infection.
Anyone who thinks they may have come in contact with this bacteria during oral, vaginal, or anal sex with an infected partner. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that sexually active women under the age of 25 be tested for this common STI once a year.
Both men and women can get this STI. It doesn't always cause symptoms, but when it does it causes a burning feeling during urination and abnormal discharge from the vagina and penis. Left untreated, chlamydia can rarely lead to infertility for both men and women.
If this test comes back positive, you should follow up with a health care provider for appropriate antibiotics.
Chlamydia trachomatis, amplified DNA probe
There is no preparation for this test.
Certain public health agencies require notification when this test is positive. They use this information to track emerging trends in infectious disease.
For more information on this test, go to labtestsonline.org.