Chlamydia testing is used to screen for, diagnose, and verify successful treatment of infections caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is one of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the U.S. and can cause serious complications if not treated. Screening for, diagnosing, and treating chlamydia is very important to prevent long-term complications and spread of the infection to others.
A positive test indicates an active chlamydia infection that requires treatment with a course of antibiotics.
A negative test means only that there is no evidence of infection at the time of the test. It is important for those who are at increased risk to have screening tests performed on an annual basis to check for possible infection, especially since re-infection is common, particularly among teenagers.
If you are infected, your sexual partner(s) should be tested and treated as well.
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