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Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing

Chlamydia, Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) (Urine)

Price: $134.88
Chlamydia trachomatis is recognized as the leading agent of sexually-transmitted disease worldwide. Although only 30% of the states designate Chlamydia a reportable disease, in the U.S. more than four million new cases of Chlamydia infection are reported annually. The asymptomatic nature of a large proportion of chlamydial infections leads to underdiagnosis and consequent health problems. Approximately 75% of infections in females and 50% of male infections are asymptomatic. Women are the most severely affected due to the correlation between untreated Chlamydia infection and ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Rapid detection and diagnosis of chlamydial infection is critical in controlling not only the spread of disease but also the devastating sequelae. Partner evaluation to prevent reinfection is also an important aspect of controlling spread of the disease.

Includes: Examination for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by nucleic acid amplification technology.

Patient Instructions: First void urine (patient should not have urinated for 1 hour prior to specimen collection).

Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days.
   

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test

Price: $134.88
Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD)in the country. In 2002, over 800,000 cases of chlamydia were reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Gonorrhea is also a very common STD. The CDC estimates that more than 700,000 persons in the U.S. get new gonorrheal infections each year. The Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test is a urine test that will detect the presence of bacteriums Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Positive results may require further evaluation by your physician.

Includes: Examination for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by nucleic acid amplification technology.

Patient Instructions: First-Void Urine needed - Patient should take first urine of the day to the lab or should not urinate for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.

Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days.
   

Gonorrhoeae, Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) (Urine)

Price: $134.88
Neisseria gonorrhoeae by nucleic acid amplification technology.

Includes: Examination for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by nucleic acid amplification technology.

Patient Instructions: First void urine (patient should not have urinated for 1 hour prior to specimen collection).

Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days.
   

Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis, NAA

Price: $192.99
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.

Includes: Chlamydia trachomatis, NAA
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, NAA
Trichomonas vaginalis, NAA

Patient Instructions: Urine specimen: The patient should not have urinated for at least one hour prior to specimen collection. Please provide a first-catch urine (approximately 20 mL to 30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup provided at the lab which is free of any preservatives. Collection of larger volumes of urine may result in specimen dilution that may reduce test sensitivity; lesser volumes may not adequately rinse organisms into the specimen. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen.

Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.
   


FAQ: Chlamydia & Gonorrhea

What are the symptoms of Gonorrhea?

Women

Many women infected with Gonorrhea have no symptoms. If symptoms occur, they appear 2 to 10 days after exposure to the disease. Symptoms of Gonorrhea include:

  • Thick, creamy, yellow vaginal discharge
  • Burning or pain when you urinate
  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Menstrual periods that are heavier than usual
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Fever

Men

If symptoms occur, they usually appear 2 to 10 days after you were exposed to the bacteria. Symptoms of Gonorrhea include:

  • Thick, yellow discharge (drip) from the penis
  • Burning or pain when you urinate
  • Urge to urinate often

What are the Symptoms of Chlamydia?

Women

Possible symptoms include:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Mild pain or discomfort when you urinate
  • Menstrual periods that are heavier than usual
  • More painful periods
  • Abdominal pain
  • Spotting between periods or after sex

Often there are no symptoms, especially early in the infection.

Men

Often there are no symptoms. If your urethra is infected, you may have:

  • Discharge from the end of the penis
  • Discomfort when you urinate

Chlamydia may also infect the epididymis or prostate gland. The epididymis is a small organ attached to the testicle. It is important in sperm production. The prostate is a gland at the base of the penis. It produces nutrients for sperm. Infection of the epididymis is called epididymitis. Prostate infection is called prostatitis.

Infection of the epididymis causes pain in the testicle.

Possible symptoms of prostate infection are:

  • Discharge from the urethra
  • Discomfort when or after you urinate
  • Pain during or after intercourse
  • Lower back pain

Sometimes infections of the prostate or epididymis are sudden and severe. These infections may cause fever or other symptoms of illness. They require prompt medical attention.

The anus and rectum may also be infected if you have anal intercourse.

Possible symptoms of anal infections are:

  • Irritation around the anus
  • Pain when you have a bowel movement

What are Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Tests?

These tests check for 2 sexually transmitted diseases: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia and results are obtained through a test sample of a patient's urine.

Why are Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Tests Done?

These tests are done to see if you have Gonorrhea or Chlamydial infection. These serious infections may not cause any symptoms at first. Later, if they are not treated, they can cause pain and serious health problems, such as arthritis and infertility.

How is the Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test Done?

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia tests begin with a urine sample being collected from a patient. Patients should be prepared to provide their first urine sample of the day or avoid urinating for at least one hour prior to having the test.

How Will I Get the Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test Result?

You will receive a notification email informing you that your results are available. This email will contain a link to the secure communications area where your results will be available. Please read the email for important information associated with the login process. Once you have successfully logged into the secure communication area, additional instructions will be available to guide you to the appropriate area to view, print and/or save your results.

What Do the Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test Results Mean?

A positive test result means that Chlamydia or Gonorrhea bacteria are present and you have an infection. Sometimes you may have both types of infection. If you have a positive result, your health care provider will prescribe treatment with antibiotics.

State laws often require that health care providers report the names of people who have these infections to the health department. This allows the state health department to monitor for outbreaks and for infections that are becoming resistant to the usual antibiotics.

What if My Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test Result is Not Normal?

Test results are only one part of a larger picture that takes into account your medical history and current health. Sometimes a test needs to be repeated to check the first result. Talk to your health care provider about your result and ask questions.

If your test result is positive, ask your health care provider:

  • If you need additional tests
  • Any questions you have about your treatment
  • When you need to be tested again
  • When it is safe to have sex again
  • How to protect yourself against reinfection

If you have a positive test result, you should tell your sexual partner. Follow your health care provider's advice about when it is safe to start having sex again. Use latex or polyurethane condoms every time you have sex to prevent another infection.

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