Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Urine Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What are
chlamydia and gonorrhoea?

Our Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Urine Test checks for two sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which are caused by chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria.


What are
chlamydia and gonorrhoea?

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the UK. It often doesn't cause any symptoms, but it can lead to serious health problems. Chlamydia can spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID, if left untreated, can lead to infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and dangerous complications in pregnancy.

The symptoms of chlamydia and gonorrhoea are similar. They include burning when you pass urine and an abnormal and discoloured discharge from the penis or vagina. Only about half of women infected with gonorrhoea have symptoms and they are often mild. A higher proportion of men (up to nine in ten) will experience symptoms, and they are likely to be more pronounced.


What can I learn
from this test?

With our accurate Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Urine Test, you can check for the presence of both chlamydia and gonorrhoea. This test is most precise if you test for chlamydia after 14 days from the date of possible infection and gonorrhoea after seven days. Gonorrhoea and chlamydia can usually be treated with a short course of antibiotics.


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C trachomatis PCR Chlamydia which is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the UK, passed on through unprotected sex and can also be passed by a pregnant woman to her unborn baby. Chlamydia doesn't usually cause any symptoms but if left untreated, the bacteria can spread around the body and lead to long-term health problems. This test looks for small amounts of the genetic material (DNA) of Chlamydia trachomatis to help identify a current, active infection. This is a sensitive test that can identify even very small amounts of bacterial DNA.
N gonorrhoeae - NAAT Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, passed on through unprotected sex. This test looks for small amounts of the genetic material (DNA) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to help identify a current, active infection. This is a sensitive test that can identify even very small amounts of bacterial DNA.

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