A Chlamydia test detects the bacteria that cause chlamydia, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
How to get tested for Chlamydia
Chlamydia test is very easy and quick.
It must be diagnosed by collecting a sample from the genitals, throat, or rectum using an STD swab. After the test is done, the sample will be sent to the lab to test. If bacteria are present, they will grow, which indicates an infection.
Appointments last around 5-10 minutes. Before your appointment, you can talk to the nurse or the doctor to make sure you are taking the right test.
When should you get tested for Chlamydia?
Diseases may not show up immediately after exposure. For chlamydia, you should be tested the first 6-7 days following sexual contact. The window of time differs based on the type of virus.
When should you receive your result?
Results can take from 2 days up to a week to be ready.
Results will be sent to you by email, but when you visit the clinic for your STD screening, you can discuss with the staff the various options for receiving your results, and choose the delivery method that works best for you.