Rapid Chlamydia Test


home chlamydia test kit

Chlamidia Home Testing Kit

  • Uses a cervical swab for women and a urethral swab for men.
  • Rapid test to detect the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis in males and females
  • Easy to use - 2 easy steps 
  • Visible result in 10 minutes 
Test interpretation:

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Technical details of the test:

Uses double sandwich immunoassay technology to detect chlamydia trachoitis in the swab specimen.  Both sensitivity and specificity are higher than a traditional swab specimen culture, which takes many hours to complete.  Test results are not affected by medication being taken.

Kit includes:
1 test cassette, 1 cervical swab for females and 1
urethral swab for men, extraction tube to mix swab sample with buffer, buffer A and buffer B, full instructions leaflet.

About Chlamydia:

Some sexually transmitted diseases are easy to treat but if left untreated, can cause more serious health complications. Such is the case of a Chlamydia infection. It is considered to be the most common bacterial infection transmitted through sexual contact. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed over 1.3 million incidents were reported for 2010 alone, however it is estimated that as many as 3 million cases of Chlamydia occur each year, as most are not detected.  This is partly because about 50% of Chlamydia infections in men, and 75% in women, don’t cause noticeable symptoms. When present, symptoms may include a burning sensation during urination, unusual discharge from the vagina or penis, or bleeding between menstrual periods.

Without treatment, 20% to 40% of women with Chlamydia suffer pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID often leads to serious problems such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and long-term pelvic pain. In men, Chlamydia can cause infertility, arthritis, and other serious problems. Infection during birth can cause severe eye and lung infections in babies. Chlamydia is easily cured, often with just one dose of antibiotics.

What causes Chlamydia?

This bacterial infection affecting the reproductive organs is actually caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Infected individuals do not usually exhibit any signs or symptoms which make this disease quite deadly.

How do you contract Chlamydia?

The most common route of transmission is through sexual contact, including anal, oral and vaginal. But the bacteria can also be passed from mother to child during vaginal delivery.

What are the risks factors for Chlamydia?

Any person who is sexually active runs the risk of getting Chlamydia. But, those with multiple sexual partners or started engaging in sex at a young age (25 years old and below) are more likely to be infected. Teenage girls as well as young women are much more susceptible compared to older women mainly because of their immature uterus. Not using a condom and having prior STD are also risk factors.

What are the Chlamydia signs and symptoms?

Because of the way it infects without triggering the immune system to show signs or symptoms, it is hard to determine if a person is infected. In case symptoms of chlamydia occur, they usually do so after 1 to 3 weeks from exposure. Unfortunately, the symptoms are usually mild and can be overlooked.  Chlamydia symptoms in men may include a burning sensation during urination, unusual discharge from penis.  Among the signs you have to watch out for include:

  • Vaginal or penile discharge

  • Testicular pain
  • Painful sexual intercourse (women)
  • Lower abdominal and back pain
  • Painful urination
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Bleeding in between periods

How do you diagnose Chlamydia?

It would be simple to diagnose a Chlamydia infection and most of the diagnostic exams involve laboratory testing of the urine or specimen collected or swabbed from the infected site. Clamydia testing can be done at an std testing center or std clinic which performs chlamydia screening. There are even home test kits available for a much more convenient way of testing for Chlamydia.

Who should test for Chlamydia?

The CDC actually recommends Chlamydia testing for anyone who is sexually active. Such test or screening should be done as regularly as every year to be sure. Of course, those who are at risk for infection as determined by the risk factors should also be tested. If you are found to have Chlamydia, make sure you inform previous sex partners and abstain from any sexual activity for at least 7 days while on treatment.

Is Chlamydia treatable?

Luckily for infected individuals, Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics: one dose of Azithromycin or twice-a-day for one week of Doxycycline should do the trick.

What are the complications of untreated Chlamydia?

Choosing not to treat Chlamydia can lead to being at higher risk for other STDs and infections of the testicles or prostate glands. Infertility, ectopic pregnancy as well as pelvic inflammatory disease are also common among women with untreated Chlamydia. Newborns will also be at risk for serious eye infection or pneumonia if the mother is infected and had the baby via vaginal delivery.

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Common misspellings:

  • clamydia (69%)
  • clamidia (15%)
  • chamydial (15%)

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  • Model: Chlamydia-T
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3lbs
  • 4773 Units in Stock

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 October, 2009.

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