Chlamydia and Gonorrhea (Urine Test)
This lab test is a urine test that looks for either Chlamydia and Gonorrhea through nucleic acid amplification.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are two of the most common contracted STDs
Chlamydia is commonly spread because many times it does not cause any symptoms. Chlamydia is treatable with antibiotics. However, if it goes untreated it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women or cause infertility. In men it can cause NGU (nongonococca urethritis). This is one of the most common STDs with approximately 1 million people affected in the United States alone.
Symptoms in women:
3/4 of women show no symptoms, abnormal vaginal discharge, burning sensation when urinating, lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, pain during intercourse and bleeding between menstrual periods.
Symptoms in Men:
Half of men show no symptoms, discharge from penis, burning sensation when urinating, burning and itching around the opening of the penis.
Gonorrhea is another common STD that according to the CDC has 700,000 new cases each year. The CDC also reports that the highest incidence of gonorrhea occurs in sexually active teenagers, young adults, and African Americans. This is another one of the STDs that can occur with little to no symptoms, that is why it is so important to get this lab test.
Complications also include pelvic inflammatory disease in women if left untreated.
This Lab Test is Recommended For:
Detection of STD after unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners.
The Chlamydia test is a urine specimen with specific requirements. Client should withhold urination for at least 1-2 hours prior to specimen collection.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing results is typically 2-4 business days.