Synonyms/Also Known as
Chlamydia/GC STD Panel
Gonorrhea Testing, HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen, Syphilis Tests, Herpes Testing, HPV Test, Trichomonas Testing
Why get tested?
To screen and diagnose a chlamydia infection.
When to get tested?
The test is used to screen and diagnose a chlamydia infection. Screening: In women, a screening test is done once a year in sexually active and women younger than age 25, women at increased risk for STD (sexually transmitted disease). In men, testing is recommended once a year if they have sex with other men. Diagnosis: When there are symptoms of STD ( pain during urination, vaginal discharge and abdominal pain in women or unusual discharge from the penis, pain on urination or painful, swollen testicles in men. This test is also done when a newborn has conjunctivitis.
About The Test
How is it used
1) What is the prevention of Chlamydia infection?
Abstain from oral, vaginal and anal sex, usage of condoms to reduce the risk of infection with chlamydia and other STDs.
2) How is chlamydia treated?
Antibiotics can treat the infection but sometimes permanent damage can occur. The person is advised to refrain from having sex until completion of treatment.
3) Is reinfection possible?
Yes, reinfection is possible if there is exposure.
4) Is it important to reveal the partner about your Chlamydia infection?
Yes, so that the partner can get tested, treated and prevent the infection.