When testing for chlamydia, we use the “nucleic acid amplification test.” It is very accurate and it’s FDA approved. Chlamydia testing is a simple urine test.
The lab looks for chlamydia trachomatis bacteria in the urine.
At this time, we do not offer throat and anal swabbing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends annual throat and/or anal swabs if you’re a gay or bisexual man, or you’re transgender who practices oral or anal receptive sex.
With over 2.8 million new infections every year, chlamydia spreads easily. It’s common to have chlamydia and not know it.
It’s recommended that all sexually active women under 25 who have a new sex partner or multiple partners be tested.
Consider being testing as part of a routine STD screening, especially if you have had unprotected sex with someone that you aren’t sure of their STD status.