What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK.
It is an infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, which is usually spread through sexual contact. This is a bacterium which infects cells in the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes the eyes or throat.
As per the Advanced, Access report published 5 June 2018 Health Protection Report Volume 12 Number 20, Over 1.3 million chlamydia tests were carried out and over 126,000 chlamydia diagnoses were made among young people aged 15 to 24 years
Between 2016 and 2017 there was an 8% decline in the number of chlamydia tests, continuing the trend of the previous year; most of this decrease in testing took place in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, where chlamydia testing has fallen by 61% since 2015, likely reflecting a reduction in service provision
It is impossible to know the underlying cause of your symptoms without being tested. Do not attempt to guess which bacteria is present as many produce similar symptoms.
If you simply want to exclude the possibility that you might have chlamydia then this is the right test for you. If you have any symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection, then we recommend our END THE WORRY screen in which we test for the most common 10 different infections, including Gardnerella, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Hepatitis B & more, so we can correctly identify the root cause.
A discreet Test kit is dispatched simply at your given address. The sample is forwarded to the laboratory using our self-addressed envelope. Results are sent via a text message. Lab testing offers accurate results without the margin of errors as compared to the home self-testing kits.