What is Chlamydia Testing?
Chlamydia testing is used to identify the presence of the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, which causes a fairly common STI infection. Testing for chlamydia is typically offered by local testing centers and healthcare providers as a way to prevent the spread of an untreated infection. Testing options are available such as at-home or urgent care testing. However, these visitations may involve uncomfortable swabbing or a lack of discretion when it comes to your personal information.
That’s where we come in. Priority STD offers FDA-approved chlamydia tests to prioritize the privacy you want with the results you need. No surprise fees. No long waits. No uncomfortable situations.Get Tested Now - $89
Purchase your STD lab order privately online or over the phone. The process is simple, quick, and secure. Our care counselors are available to answer any questions you may have or help schedule STD testing.
Get tested same day at any of our 4,000 private locations, no appointment is needed after ordering. Our collection facilities are discreet, professional, and value your privacy. No other patients will know the reason for your visit.
STD test results are processed typically just 24-72 hours after collection. You can access your results online through a secure patient login, or by calling one of our care counselors. Treatment options are available as well.
How Chlamydia Testing Works
Chlamydia testing often involves using a cotton ball to swab the area of concern, such as the vagina (for women) or the urethra (for men).1 However, we know swabbing is an often uncomfortable experience that everyone would rather do without—given the chance. That’s why Priority STD only requires a simple urine test to accurately identify a chlamydia infection.
With this sample, our CLIA-certified labs perform specialized yet speedy testing to determine the presence of infection. Then, online results are made available to you within 72 hours after collection.
Why Order Chlamydia Testing
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in the country. As a matter of fact, the CDC estimates there were about 4 million new cases of chlamydia in 2018.2 But it is also one of the easiest to treat if caught early. And the only way to diagnose this STI is through chlamydia testing.
Getting tested for chlamydia not only helps to identify an infection before it is unintentionally spread, but it also prevents the infection from developing into a greater health problem such as pelvic inflammatory disease or PID.
When to Get Tested
Sexually active women and MSM (men who have sex with men), should get tested for chlamydia every year.3 Unprotected sex or pregnancy are also excellent reasons to get tested. Or, if you are experiencing worrying symptoms such as:
- Abnormal discharge
- Burning urination
- Genital pain or swelling
If you believe there was a specific time when you may have been infected, it is best to wait 7 to 21 days. This marks the typical “incubation period” where the chlamydia bacteria has not developed enough to be identified through testing.
Good news! Chlamydia is one of the easiest STIs to treat, and it can be cured. But, it should be identified as soon as possible to avoid complications. If you should receive a positive chlamydia test, our care counselors are more than happy to assist you by providing treatment options.
More often than not, chlamydia can be taken care of with prescribed antibiotics. After your initial testing and treatment, getting tested again is recommended.2 Reinfection can occur, even if you have been treated for chlamydia previously.
How to Order Chlamydia Testing
We understand. Getting tested for chlamydia is the last thing you want to do right now. That is why Priority STD allows people, like yourself, to get tested without the hurdles.
We’ve made getting tested for chlamydia as easy as 1-2-3. Order online, visit a local testing center and get results within 72 hours. All that’s needed is a simple urine test—no swabbing required! And, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our care counselors are available to answer any questions, whether you need assistance ordering tests or interpreting their results.Lets Get Started
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Do you take walk-ins?
To get same day testing, simply purchase your lab order either online from our website or over the phone with one of our care counselors. Once your order has been placed, you can get tested immediately at any of our local and discreet collection facilities without an appointment. No other patients at the testing center will know your reason for visiting other than to give a routine urine and blood sample.
How do I get my test results?
Your test results are accessible through a secure login unique to your order, updated 24 hours a day including partial results. Once your final results are available, you’ll be notified by email discreetly. Test results are expedited as a rush order and typically process just 24-72 hours after visiting the collection facility. If you have questions about your results or require a treatment consult, our care counselors are just a phone call away. Nothing will ever be sent to your home or healthcare provider to respect your privacy.
Do I need an appointment after ordering?
No appointments are required at the collection facility after you have ordered your test. Your lab order is valid for 90 days and can be used immediately once your order has been placed. Typically your entire visit will take no more than 15-30 minutes.
Can I switch testing sites?
Even after you have selected a testing site, you can switch locations any time you wish. Your lab order can be used at all Quest Diagnostics collection sites within the same state without having to change your lab order. If you wish to test in a different state, simply call to speak with a care counselor who can update your requisition. There are no fees associated with switching testing sites either.
Is a swab required for testing?
Patients frequently ask if swabs are required for testing. Swab testing is not only uncomfortable, but also can be embarrassing. Our tests do not require a swab or any other type of visual examination. All that is needed is a simple urine and blood sample.
How accurate are my test results?
All of the tests we offer are FDA approved and performed in CLIA certified labs to ensure the highest level of accuracy. Some STDs require that you wait a period of time after sexual contact before getting tested. Each disease has a different latency period, so understanding when to test is important. If you have questions, our care counselors are happy to walk you through the process, start to finish.
Do I need to fast before getting tested?
No fasting is required for any type of test we offer. If you are testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis, please ensure that you have not urinated for at least one hour prior to visiting the testing center.
Do you accept insurance?
To use your health insurance, we are able to provide all of the necessary information to file a self-claim. We utilize Quest Diagnostics which is the largest lab network in the nation, therefore most healthcare providers will offer some form of reimbursement. We will never directly bill your insurance to ensure your results are completely private and kept off of your permanent health record.
- “Chlamydia trachomatis – Diagnosis.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, February 20, 2020. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chlamydia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355355
- “Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates in the United States.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 25, 2021. www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/prevalence-2020-at-a-glance.htm
- “Which STD Tests Should I Get?” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 22, 2021. www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm