This a test to see if you have Chlamydia which is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). You get this disease by having sexual contact (oral, vaginal, or anal) with an infected person. An infected mother can spread the disease to her baby during childbirth. If this test is positive, you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). DO NOT have unprotected sex until the treatment is complete and you have been retested and are negative.
PREPARATION FOR TEST
Your caregiver will use a swab to take a sample. The swab may be from the cervix, urethra, penis, anus, or throat. It may be possible to use a urine sample, if the lab where the sample is sent is able to test urine for this disease.
Antibodies: less than 1:640
Ranges for normal findings may vary among different laboratories and hospitals. You should always check with your doctor after having lab work or other tests done to discuss the meaning of your test results and whether your values are considered within normal limits.
MEANING OF TEST
Your caregiver will go over the test results with you and discuss the importance and meaning of your results, as well as treatment options and the need for additional tests if necessary.
OBTAINING THE TEST RESULTS
It is your responsibility to obtain your test results. Ask the lab or department performing the test when and how you will get your results.