Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is a bacterial infection. It is very prevalent among young people, though a significant number of people over forty years are testing positive. The infection rarely shows any symptoms, though it can spread at any time. Due to its asymptomatic nature, it is necessary to test for Chlamydia to prevent passing it on to a partner and to prevent developing further complications. At the STI Clinic London, testing options are available, including individual testing for chlamydia, a comprehensive sexual health package, or a package together with gonorrhea testing. You may book your same-day appointment.
Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and spreads through semen or vaginal fluids of infected individuals. You may contract this infection through:
For chlamydia, it's recommended to get tested if you detect symptoms such as unusual discharge and pain during urination or intercourse. Since the condition is often asymptomatic, testing is advised after engaging in unprotected sex with a new partner.
The test may differ for men and women. For women, it involves a urine sample or cervical swab. For men, a urine test is typically sufficient, though a swab of penile discharge may be taken if that is one of the symptoms.
For the most accurate result, we suggest you do not urinate for at least two hours before your appointment.
The test includes a consultation session with the sexual health professional, who asks about your sexual and medical history, contraceptive methods, sexual practices, sex partners, and other questions related to your sex life. All the information provided by you will remain confidential with us. You will have to provide a urine sample for laboratory testing.
Your privacy is very important to us, and so, we will give you a choice about how you want to receive the test results. You will receive a call directly from us, who will examine your present condition, or we may send the results either by email or through the post. You are welcome to visit the clinic and collect your test results from us.
|Chlamydia + Gonorrhoea
NOTE: If there aren’t any symptoms and you are testing for peace of mind, there won’t be any consultation charges. However, if you have symptoms, there will be a consultation fee of £150 only.
Getting tested is not only quick and easy, it’s the only way to know for sure
if you do or do not have an STD.
When chlamydia is not treated, it may be the cause of serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infertility, or inflammation of the testicles.
The test will give the most accurate result when you wait 2 weeks after you might have been infected. If you are detecting any symptoms or your partner has been diagnosed, then you need to get tested quickly. Those who are below 25 years are at greater risk of getting this infection. So, it is advisable for individuals in this age group to undergo testing either once every year or each time they have had sex with a new partner.
Most people do not have any symptoms, yet it is possible for a person to have Chlamydia from a past relationship and not have spread it to their new sex partner. There isn’t any guarantee you will pass an STI during intercourse.
Many people with chlamydia do not show any symptoms, and conducting another test may help to know whether you have been fully treated. It is sometimes known as a ‘test of cure.’