Chlamydia trachomatis genetic testing

Material: swab
Price of the study: 160.00 PLN
Waiting time: result after 10 working days
Booking:

  • The material for the test in women is a cervical or vaginal swab. An appointment booking is required for the test.
  • The material for the test in men is a urethral swab. An appointment booking is required for the test.

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Preparation for the study

General

  • The patient does not need to be fasting.

Detailed for women

  • The test material for women is a cervical or vaginal swab taken into a special kit.
    A cervical or vaginal swab is taken in the gynecology office by a midwife or doctor in all Luxmed Branches
    Monday through Saturday after booking an appointment in advance.
    Swabs brought from outside are not accepted for testing.

    The test should not be performed :
    - during menstruation,
    - during treatment with antibiotics,
    - during treatment with vaginal preparations (globules, creams),
    - when irrigations are used,
    - within 48 hours after the last sexual intercourse.
    If treatment was used, a 3-5 day break is recommended between the end of treatment and the test.
    Moisturizers, intimate hygiene products, contraceptive gels (with the exception of Advantage - S ® Bioadhesive Contraceptive Gel) do not interfere with the test.

Detailed for men

  • In men, the material for the test is a urethral swab, taken in the midwife's office by a midwife or in the urologist's office by a doctor in all Luxmed branches from Monday to Saturday after booking an appointment.
    Before taking the material for the test you should not:
    - use antibiotics, medicated creams,
    - wash genitals for at least 6 hours,
    - have intercourse for at least 24 hours.

Important

Samples brought from outside ( swab) are not accepted for testing.
It is necessary to attach a document-"Referral and consent for genetic testing(HPV,Chlamydia trachomatis) LUXMED. Available in the Patient's Essentials-Downloadable forms.

Description

The test is performed using molecular biology technique: Real Time PCR which ensures very good sensitivity and reliability of the results obtained.
According to the recommendations of the Polish Gynecological Society, only the molecular method (PCR) is indicated as the best diagnostic method for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

The Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria causes a disease called chlamydiosis. The bacteria enters a person's body during sexual activity and then infects the genitals.
The bacteria can also infect the mouth or anus, through oral or anal intercourse. A woman can pass chlamydia to her baby during childbirth.
Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia. The greater the number of sexual partners, the greater the risk of infection. In sexually active teenagers and young women, the risk of chlamydia infection is extremely high.
In most cases, chlamydiosis is a silent disease, meaning that it is asymptomatic. In women, even if there are no symptoms, chlamydiosis can lead to damage to the fallopian tubes, endometritis, and can be one of the main causes of infertility.
75% of women and about 50% of men have no symptoms. Most people with chlamydiosis are unaware of this fact, and for this reason do not report to a doctor. If symptoms are present, they appear within 60 days of sexual intercourse with an infected person.

Typical symptoms of infection in women:
- unusual discharge,
- burning sensation during urination,
- lower abdominal pain, low back pain,
- nausea and fever,
- pain during sexual intercourse or bleeding between periods.

Typical symptoms of infection in men:
- abnormal discharge from the urethra,
- burning sensation during urination,
- burning and itching around the urethral outlet,
- pain and swelling of the testicles.

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