Testing For Chlamydia In Men – How Is It Done?

By on April 4, 2014

Everyone wants to protect themselves from infections like Chlamydia. Chlamydia is one of the very common sexually transmitted diseases.

This infection can easily spread as it does not show any symptoms and is unknowingly transmitted to sexual partners. Nearly 70% of women and 50% of men does show any symptoms.

The methods used for testing for Chlamydia in men are simple urine test or occasionally using swap test.

Chlamydia test for men can be done at local health care center, private health care providers, health departments, etc.

Testing For Chlamydia In MenIt is not so easy to confirm if a person is infected with Chlamydia or not without diagnosing as symptoms are not always visible. But when they do happen, usually they are noticeable within 1-2 weeks of contact.

Testing of Chlamydia in men is generally done in one of the two ways. So, today let us discuss in detail about Chlamydia diagnosis in men.

Urine Test:

Many health providers use simple urine testing for Chlamydia in men. The person who would like to get diagnosed should collect his urine sample and send it to a laboratory for analysis.

You can find other tests that check a urine sample for finding out the presence of bacteria. Urine tests are very effective as the site of infection is urethra. Hence, urine passes through infection location where it may collect bacteria.

Swab Test:

In some cases, swab test is used for testing for Chlamydia in men. Generally used swab test is nucleic acid test. This test is performed on the swab sample collected from the urethra (from the penis tip).

There is a necessity of testing the swab samples collected from rectum, or throat, if the person had anal or oral sex. This Chlamydia test is done only in case a person shows Chlamydia symptoms, even after getting negative urine test results.

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