Diagnosis of Chlamydia
En Español (Spanish Version)

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. Diagnosis of chlamydia requires testing. Tests may include:

  • A swab from the penis, cervix, throat, or rectum to test the discharge.
  • Urine test.
  • Other STD tests, such as gonorrhea , syphilis, or HIV .



References
Chlamydia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/default.htm . Updated April 30, 2013. Accessed May 16, 2013.

Chlamydia genital infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated March 13, 2013. Accessed May 16, 2013.

Chlamydia fact sheet. US Department of Health and Human Services Women's Health website. Available at: hhttp://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/chlamydia.cfm . Updated July 8, 2011. Accessed May 16, 2013.

Cook RL, Hutchison SL, Ostergaard L, et al. Systematic review: noninvasive testing for chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae. Ann Intern Med . 2005;142:914-925.

Miller KE. Diagnosis and treatment of chlamydia trachomatis infection. Am Fam Physician . 2006;73:1411-1416.

Last Reviewed May 2014



Health Information Library content is provided by EBSCO Publishing, fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.

 

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.

 

To send comments or feedback to EBSCO's Editorial Team regarding the content please e-mail healthlibrarysupport@ebscohost.com.