Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test


Our Gonorrhea and Chlamydia test tests for two of the most common STIs that can be spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sex. In most cases, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia can be cured with the right treatment.

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Sample Type

  • 1 endocervical or urethral swab in Aptima® Transport Tube or
  • 2 mL urine in Aptima® Transport Tube

Who should get tested?

  • The CDC recommends yearly testing for Women under the age of 25 and for men who have sex with men. Symptoms of an infection include pain or burning when urinating, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, discharge from the penis, and bleeding or painful bowel movements. You Should consider testing if you:
    • Have had unprotected sex
    • Have multiple sex partners
    • Have shared injection drug equipment
    • Are pregnant

Turnaround Time

  • Note: Result turnaround times are only an estimate and may be subject to change.
  • Test turnaround time for STI testing is typically 1-3 business days.

Patient Preparation

  • Urine: Patient should not have urinated within one hour prior to collection. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen.

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Test Individual Test Information

  • Chlamydia:  A common STI caused by the bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis. Many people with chlamydia have no symptoms. When present, symptoms may include discharge or painful urination. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. If not diagnosed and treated, it can cause severe health problems.
  • Gonorrhea: A common STI caused by the bacteria, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. While many men exhibit symptoms of gonorrheal infection, women usually do not. When gonorrhea symptoms do occur, they include pain or burning during urination and a yellowish discharge. Gonorrhea can be treated with antibiotics, but if left untreated, can cause severe complications.
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014, June 30). Which STD Tests Should I Get? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm.
  2. U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2020, December 3). Gonorrhea Test: MedlinePlus Medical Test. MedlinePlus. https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/gonorrhea-test/.



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