Information about the chlamydia test viola Chlamydia Test
Chlamydia test is a patented home medical diagnostic device for detection of urogenital infection with bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.
The test is designed only for women. It is safe and very straightforward to use. You need to collect a vaginal swab sample, mix it with a buffer and add the suspension to the testing device. Then you wait 15 minutes for the result.
Chlamydia test home kit includes everything you need to perform the analysis by yourself at home.
You will receive the chlamydia testing kit in discreet packaging so that only you will know what is inside the package.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.
Chlamydia trachomatis is an intracellular parasite most commonly transmitted through sexual intercourse. It causes inflammation of the urinary tract and genitals. An untreated infection can lead to infertility.
Chlamydial infection is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection.1 World Health Organization estimates there are 127 million chlamydial infections every year worldwide.2
In the UK, chlamydia represents 49 % of all new diagnoses of STI.3
Signs and symptoms of chlamydial infection
Individuals with chlamydia are often not even aware they have an infection since the chlamydia infection is commonly asymptomatic4.
Without any symptoms of chlamydia are 70 % of women and 50 % of men.5
If symptoms appear, women with symptoms may notice a burning sensation when urinating and abnormal vaginal discharge.6
Infection with chlamydia can lead to infertility.7 It is important to note that chlamydia can severely damage the reproductive system even if a women does not experience any symptoms of infection.
Infection with chlamydia may lead to complaints such as eye infections, arthritis, and urinary tract infections. Besides, untreated disease frequently leads to infertility and increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy and preterm births. In developing countries, Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common cause of blindness among newborns.
Screening for chlamydia at home
This chlamydia test is designed only for women. According to UK national guideline for the management of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, a vulvovaginal sample is a recommended specimen when screening for chlamydia.8
A chlamydia home test kit includes a swab that you use to collect a sample from the vagina. Sampling is painless and safe, and above all, it is entirely discreet.
Using this chlamydia test, you carry out the analysis by yourself and get the result in 15 minutes.
Important. This test is not suitable for use during pregnancy or during menstruation respectively for three days after the end of your period or if you have a urinary tract infection.
When to get tested for chlamydia infection?
Chlamydia commonly transmits during sexual intercourse with an infected individual.
The highest prevalence rates are among young adults who frequently change partners.9
Experts recommend testing for chlamydia every year mainly to sexually active individuals under 25 or when changing a sexual partner.10
How accurate is the chlamydia test?
Clinical trials showed that the chlamydia test is 98 % accurate. This result means that the results of this chlamydia test were the same as the results of laboratory tests in 98 % cases.
The test is manufactured in Austria and is ISO 13485 compliant and CE certified in Germany by Notification body 048311.
How to perform the chlamydia test?
Testing with this chlamydia test is straightforward and completely discreet. You only need to follow step-by-step instructions for use that come with the testing kit, and you will complete the analysis instantly.
You carry out the analysis in three steps:
- collect a vaginal swab sample,
- mix the sample with a buffer into suspension,
- add the suspension to the testing device and wait 15 minutes for the result.
Individuals usually need 5 to 10 minutes to complete the chlamydia test, and additional 15-minute waiting time for the result.
You should read instructions for use before you start the testing procedure. Individuals usually do not have difficulties using the test, but in case you find it difficult, we are here to help you. Contact our customer service.
The usefulness of the results obtained with the chlamydia test
Results of the chlamydia test are useful as a first information about the potential infection with bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.
Results are interpreted visually as positive, negative or invalid.
In the case of a positive result: there is a high probability that you have chlamydia. Do not panic. Chlamydia is treatable with antibiotics. Immediately consult your doctor, who will decide on further steps.
In the case of a negative result: there is a high probability that you do not have chlamydia. Nevertheless, monitor the symptoms of Chlamydia infection and repeat testing when you suspect the infection.
In case of an invalid result: the Sanotest Quality Guarantee applies. Please contact us.
Limitations of the chlamydia test
With many advantages of this chlamydia test, there are also some limitations you should consider before ordering the test.
This test is not suitable for use during pregnancy or during menstruation respectively for three days after the end of your period or if you have a urinary tract infection.
The chlamydia test is for women only.
The chlamydia testing kit includes a swab to collect a sample from the vagina. Only women should use the test.
You should not establish a diagnosis on your own and solely based on this chlamydia test.
Although the test is highly accurate, you should not establish a diagnosis and conclusions about the treatment solely based on the result of this chlamydia test.
This chlamydia test is for screening purposes. You should always consult your doctor for further investigation, diagnosis, and potential treatment.
The chlamydia test is for single use and one person only.
You should never combine the swab samples. Only one person should use the test. Once the analysis is complete, you cannot reuse any parts of the testing kit.
Questions and answers about the chlamydia test
In the following are summarized questions individuals frequently ask us about the chlamydia test. Perhaps you find the answers useful.
If you have other questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Please send us your question by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is a delivery of a chlamydia test discreet?
Yes, a delivery is entirely discreet. We send out the tests packaged in unmarked packaging. Nobody except you will know what is inside the package.
Is this chlamydia test suitable for men?
No, this test is not suitable for men. This test is for women only.
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2 World Health Organization. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Accessible at: https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/sexually-transmitted-infections-(stis) (5. 3. 2020).
3 Public Health England (2019). Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2018. Health Protection Report, 13(19).
4 Chernesky M. A. (2005). The laboratory diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infections. The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie medicale, 16(1), 39–44.
5 Carey J. A., Beagley W. K., 2010. Chlamydia trachomatis, a Hidden Epidemic: Effects on Female Reproduction and Options for Treatment. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 2010(63), 576–586.
6 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chlamydia – CDC Fact Sheet. Accessible at: https://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm (20. 02. 2020).
7 Price, M. J., Ades, A. E., De Angelis, D., Welton, N. J., Macleod, J., Soldan, K., Simms, I., Turner, K., & Horner, P. J. (2013). Risk of pelvic inflammatory disease following Chlamydia trachomatis infection: analysis of prospective studies with a multistate model. American journal of epidemiology, 178(3), 484–492.
8 O’Connell, C. M., & Ferone, M. E. (2016). Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infections. Microbial cell (Graz, Austria), 3(9), 390–403.
9 Nwokolo, N. C., Dragovic, B., Patel, S., Tong, C. Y., Barker, G., & Radcliffe, K. (2016). 2015 UK national guideline for the management of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. International journal of STD & AIDS, 27(4), 251–267.
10 Althaus, C. L., Turner, K. M., Schmid, B. V., Heijne, J. C., Kretzschmar, M., & Low, N. (2012). Transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis through sexual partnerships: a comparison between three individual-based models and empirical data. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 9(66), 136–146.
11 NHS. Overview, Chlamydia. Accessible at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chlamydia/ (5. 3. 2020).
12 European Commission. Tools and Databases, Legislation. Accessible at: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/nando/index.cfm?fuseaction=directive.nb&refe_cd=EPOS_43805 (10. 03. 2020).