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How do you test for GC chlamydia?

How do you test for GC chlamydia?

Tests include:

  1. A urine test. A sample of your urine is analyzed in the laboratory for presence of this infection.
  2. A swab. For women, your doctor takes a swab of the discharge from your cervix for culture or antigen testing for chlamydia. This can be done during a routine Pap test.

How do you do a GC chlamydia swab?

Carefully insert the soft tip end of the swab into your vagina about 2 inches (5 cm) past the opening of the vagina (see picture 3). Gently rotate the swab for 10 to 30 seconds, making sure the swab touches the walls of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by the swab.

Where do you swab for GC chlamydia?

Insert the white tip of the specimen collection swab about two inches (5 cm) into the opening of the vagina. 4. Gently rotate the swab for 15 to 30 seconds against the sides of the vagina. 5.

How do you test a GC CT?

Testing Indications Urine specimens are the specimen of choice for males. In women who have had a hysterectomy, collect a first void urine for NAAT or a vaginal swab for culture or NAAT. For females in general, urine is a second-line option, because it is less sensitive than cervical and vaginal swabs for CT/GC NAAT.

What chlamydia feels like?

Symptoms in women include: burning with urination and an abnormal vaginal discharge; abdominal or pelvic pain is sometimes present; and. blood in the urine, urinary urgency (feeling an urgent need to urinate), and increased urinary frequency can occur if the urethra is infected.

What happens if chlamydia is left untreated?

What happens if chlamydia goes untreated? If a person is not treated for chlamydia, complications may occur. Women frequently develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can cause infertility (not being able to get pregnant), chronic pelvic pain, tubal pregnancies, and the continued spread of the disease.

What color is chlamydia swab?

The laboratory issues specific collection kits for Chlamydia/GC testing using the Aptima Hologic Panther. The swab to use is an orange Aptima multitest swab specimen collection kit for patient-collected specimens. Urine ( male and female) should be collected using the yellow urine Aptima collection kits.

What does GC chlamydia test for?

Chlamydia testing is used to screen for and diagnose sexually transmitted infections caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Testing for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea) is often done at the same time since the infections caused by these two bacteria can have similar signs and symptoms.

Does chlamydia make you pee a lot?

Symptoms in women include burning with urination and an abnormal vaginal discharge. Abdominal or pelvic pain is sometimes present. Blood in the urine, urinary urgency (feeling an urgent need to urinate), and increased urinary frequency can occur if the urethra is infected.