Chlamydia Test Kits
Chlamydia is the most common STI, but it can show no symptoms. It is therefore highly recommended that you get tested if you are sexually active. It can be easily treated, but if left, can cause infertility.
Why Use A Chlamydia Home Test?
One of the most important reasons to get tested for chlamydia is that it often has no symptoms, it can therefore be difficult to tell that you have it. In fact, 8 out of 10 people who have chlamydia are asymptomatic. If you are therefore unaware that you have it and you have no treatment then complications can develop. These include pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in women, infection of the testicles in men and also an increased risk of HIV.
Who Should Take A Home Chlamydia Test?
Getting tested is the only way you can be sure you do not have chlamydia. You are at risk if you have more than one sexual partner, your sexual partner is seeing other partners, you have unprotected sex and you have a new sexual partner. You may also be displaying some symptoms which could for women include abnormal vaginal discharge, pain during sex and a low-grade fever. In men the symptoms can include discharge from penis, painful urination and swollen testicles.
What Do You Get In A Chlamydia Home Test Kit?
It is important to note that it can take up to 2 weeks from the time you were exposed to chlamydia for the infection to be detectable. So, if you take the test too soon you may need to repeat the test.
The home test can either be urine sample or a vaginal swab. For those tests asking for a urine sample-most tests ask for this to be from your first wee of the morning
What Does A Home Chlamydia Test Do?
Chlamydia trachomatis is the bacterium that causes chlamydia. The test will look for the presence of this bacterium in your urine.