Chlamydia testing involves a urine sample or swab. Results are available in 2 -5 days and a prescription can be provided if required.
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK, with the number of cases doubling over the last ten years. It is now the most commonly diagnosed STI, and is particularly prevalent in people under the age of 25.
Symptoms of chlamydia include abnormal discharge, and pain during intercourse or urination. However, many cases will not show any symptoms. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can lead to infertility.
It is easily treatable with a course of antibiotics.
Chlamydia Test FAQs:
Do I need to give a urine sample before I arrive?
No. You will need to avoid urinating for two hours before your appointment and the doctor will advise you on how to provide a “first-catch” urine sample, which is what is required for accurate Chlamydia testing.