At InOut Labs, we offer chlamydia testing and can test for most common STDs. You do not need a doctor’s order to be tested and results are confidential.
InOut Labs provides private, confidential tests for all STDs and HIV. Same day testing available.
What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in America. It is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis.
Chlamydia can cause devastating and permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system which could make it very difficult or impossible for her to get pregnant.
Symptoms of Chlamydia
Symptoms of chlamydia are not always apparent, which makes knowing whether you are infected with chlamydia difficult. When symptoms do appear, it’s usually within 1-3 weeks after transmission.
Chlamydia symptoms in men may include:
Chlamydia symptoms in women may include:
Testing for Chlamydia
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.
Who Should Get Tested?
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.