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
Technical details of
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.
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.
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
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
What are the risks factors for
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
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,
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:
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
What are the complications of
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
- clamydia (69%)
- clamidia (15%)
- chamydial (15%)
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 October, 2009.