Chlamydia Test




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How to treat chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK. It is most common in young people, but it also affects older people, with a growing number of people over 40 testing positive.


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Chlamydia Test

We test for chlamydia with gonorrhoea by urine PCR or by swab.

Most people who have chlamydia will not notice any symptoms. According to research, 50% of men and 70-80% of women will be asymptomatic when infected by chlamydia. In some cases, you may show symptoms only briefly, but even if the symptoms disappear you may still have the infection and still be able to pass it on to others. If you do have symptoms, they tend to develop 1-3 weeks following the initial infection but may take longer to appear.

Despite the fact that cases often will not present with symptoms, chlamydia can become serious if it isn’t diagnosed and treated early on. The risk with chlamydia is that it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), epididymal-orchitis (inflammation of the testicles), and infertility. In rare cases, it can also cause reactive arthritis, and of course, there is always the danger of passing an undetected STI onto a partner.

Causes & Symptoms To Look Out For

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The disease is primarily transmitted through unprotected sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. It can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during childbirth. One of the challenges in controlling the spread of Chlamydia is that it often presents no symptoms, leading many individuals to be unaware of their infection and inadvertently transmit it to sexual partners.

When symptoms do occur, they can include abnormal genital discharge, burning sensation during urination, pain during sexual intercourse, and in women, bleeding between periods or after sex. If left untreated, Chlamydia can lead to serious health complications, particularly for women, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. Regular screening and the use of protection during sexual activities are crucial for prevention and early detection, given the asymptomatic nature of the infection in many cases.


If you have no symptoms and are testing for peace of mind, there is no consultation fee payable.

However, if you have any symptoms, please note that a consultation fee is payable of £85 with a specialist nurse or £175 with a GP.

What to Do Next

If you suspect you may have been exposed to Chlamydia or are experiencing any symptoms mentioned above, it’s important to take action promptly. Early detection is key to effective treatment and preventing potential complications associated with Chlamydia. Don’t hesitate to prioritise your sexual health and well-being—book your consultation with us today online or call us to make an appointment.

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  • No specific preparations are required for the chlamydia test.
  • It is advisable to avoid urination for at least one hour before the test to ensure optimal accuracy.
During the test
  • The procedure is straightforward and painless.
  • The test involves either a urine sample or a swab test, based on individual preference or clinical recommendations.
  • Chlamydia test results are typically available swiftly.
  • In cases of positive results or if treatment is needed, our healthcare professionals will directly contact you to discuss the results and outline the next steps.

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How is chlamydia tested?
Testing for chlamydia is quick, painless, and simple. A sample of cells can be taken either by swabbing the genital area with a cotton bud, or by urinating into a container. In advance of your appointment, be sure to hold your urine for at least 2 hours. This will produce the most accurate results.
The test will be most accurate if you wait 2 weeks after you think you may have been infected. If you are noticing symptoms, or if your partner has already been diagnosed, it is best to get tested as soon as possible. Those under 25 are at higher risk of infection, and so testing is advised for this age group either once a year, or each time you have a new sexual partner.
We will be able to get your results to you within 24 hours or on the next working day.

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