What is chlamydia?
The Chlamydia test (chlamydia) is used to find the Chlamydia pathogen in the body and determine the exact cause of this disease. There are various types of Chlamydia pathogens in the human body. Chlamydophila psittaci causes respiratory infections caused by close contact with infected birds.
C. trachomatis infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in developed countries. C. trachomatis mainly infects the genitals, besides it also infects the conjunctiva, pharynx, urethra and rectum.
The second form of C. trachomatis causes a trachoma (trachoma), which is the most common cause of preventable blindness. This type is transmitted through direct contact of a newborn baby with the mother's cervix during childbirth or through direct contact with the genitals during sexual activity. Chlamydia can be found in pelvic inflammatory disease, especially among young people. Most women have asymptomatic Chlamydia.
There are 2 methods used to test Chlamydia:
- is a transplant from the cervix and vagina to determine whether it includes Chlamydia
- the second way is to look for antibodies to Chlamydia in the body. The test can be taken by poking the urethra, cervix, or urine with a cotton bud.
When should I undergo chlamydia?
Don't be afraid to take this test if you feel infected with Chlamydia. The doctor will recommend the Chlamydia test if:
- You or your partner have Chlamydia symptoms
- You have unprotected sex with a new partner
- your condom is broken
- You or your partner have sex with other people without using safety
- You feel that you have a sexually transmitted disease
- your partner says that he has a sexually transmitted disease
- You are pregnant or intend to get pregnant
- the doctor or nurse says that you have pelvic inflammation or vaginal abnormalities
Prevention & amp; warning
What should I know before undergoing chlamydia?
The complication rate will depend on the place of sampling. If you take a urine sample, you will be completely safe and have no complications at all. If the sample taken is a cervix, urethra, anus, eye or throat, there will be some risk of complications that need attention. In some rare cases, you may faint because you are too scared or high in parasympathetic intensity when the doctor places a cotton sample into your urethra.
Factors that influence test results include:
- patients who are on antibiotic treatment
It is important for you to know the warnings and precautions before carrying out this operation. If you have questions, consult your doctor for further information and instructions.
What should I do before undergoing chlamydia?
During the test, the doctor will take an urien sample or liquid from another part. Generally, sampling will depend on the position of the infection. If you use a urine sample, you should not urinate for 2 hours before the test. If you take samples from the cervix, you should not place pills or gel drugs on the cervix for 24 hours before the test.
What is the process of chlamydia?
The doctor will take a sample of venous blood into the red lid tube. If you need a serological test to diagnose acute infection, your doctor will take additional samples after 2 to 3 weeks. Doctors take samples in the cornea using a swab on the injured eye or use a sterile swab that is transferred to a microscope slide. The doctor will insert bacteria from sputum in the case of C.psittaci infection in the respiratory tract.
If you need to transplant bacteria on the cervix, the doctor will do the following steps:
- You should not do a douche (vaginal washing) and take a shower before the doctor performs a bacterial transplant from the cervix
- your doctor will ask you to lie down in a birthing position
- the doctor will use the vaginal speculum to expose the cervix
- Your doctor will wash the mucus in the cervix
- Your doctor may use a sterile swab to take samples in about 30 seconds.
If you need transplanted bacteria from the urethra, the doctor will do the following steps.
- the doctor will take a sample before you urinate
- the doctor takes a sample using a sterile swab in the urethra about 3-4 cm.
The doctor or nurse needs a few minutes to take the sample. Please be patient and cooperative. During sampling, you will feel a little uncomfortable.
What should I do after undergoing chlamydia?
If your doctor suspects that you have Chlamydia, you should not have sex until the examination and get final conclusions. If the results indicate that you are infected, the doctor will treat you with antibiotics, and you should not have sexual intercourse for 7 days of treatment, and your partner should also get treatment, because there is a chance your partner is infected too.
If you are infected with Chlamydia, there is a tendency for you to become infected with other sexually transmitted diseases, so your doctor will recommend taking a screening test for sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea and HIV. If you have questions relating to the process of this test, consult your doctor for a better understanding.
Explanation of Test Results
What do the test results mean?
For isolation checks: Not detected.
For antibody testing:
- Chlamydophila pneumoniae
- Chlamydophila psittaci
- Chlamydia trachomatis
Abnormal results: Chlamydophila infection
Depending on the laboratory of your choice, the normal range of the Chlamydia test can vary. Discuss the questions that you have about the results of your health test with your doctor.
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