Chlamydia Species Specific Antibody Screen (IgG and IgM)


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Chlamydia Species Specific Antibody Screen (IgG and IgM)

About this test

Chlamydia is the most common treatable STD.

There are 3 species of chlamydia, Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Chlamydia trachomatis.

Chlamydia trachomatis is a major cause of sexually transmitted diseases called nongonococcal urethritis and pelvic inflammatory disease.

When a woman with an active chlamydial infection gives birth to a baby, the baby mayaspirate (suck into his or her lungs) some of the mother's bacteria-laden secretions while passing through the birth canal. This can cause a form of relatively mild pneumonia in the newborn, occurring about two to six weeks after delivery.

Chlamydia psittaci is a bacteria carried by many types of birds, including pigeons, canaries, parakeets, parrots, and some gulls.

Humans acquire the bacteria through contact with dust from bird feathers, bird droppings, or from the bite of a bird carrying the bacteria. People who keep birds as pets or who work where birds are kept have the highest risk for this type of infection.

This pneumonia, called psittacosis, causes fever, cough, and the production of sputum containing pus. Psittacosis may be quite severe, and is usuallymore serious in older patients. The illness can last several weeks.

Chlamydia pneumoniae usually causes a type of relatively mild. Patients experience fever and cough. This type of pneumonia is called community-acquired pneumonia because it is easily passed from one member of the community to another.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Chlamydia Species Specific Antibody Screen (IgG and IgM) blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Chlamydia Species Specific Antibody Screen (IgG and IgM) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Chlamydia Species Specific Antibody Screen (IgG and IgM) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Chlamydia Species Specific Antibody Screen (IgG and IgM) test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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