Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK and is known to affect 1 in 10 sexually active people under the age of 25. It is most often asymptomatic, which means that it rarely displays any symptoms. You may be infected with this STI if you have had unprotected sex with an infected person and not realise you have contracted the infection because you feel perfectly fine. If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to infertility. This is why it is so important to get tested.
If you’re concerned that you may have contracted chlamydia, our laboratory can send you a home sample collection chlamydia test kit to check. Simply place your order online today and we will send you a discreetly packaged testing kit.
We offer two accurate tests for chlamydia - a simple chlamydia test or a combination test which checks for BOTH chlamydia and gonorrhoea in a single test. Just choose your preferred test from the drop-down menu above and click ADD TO CART.
All you need to do is provide a urine sample in the collection tube and return it to our partner laboratory, and you’ll receive your results within two to three days of our lab receiving your test sample.
Our chlamydia test kit costs just £30 and contains a collection tube, a transport cup, a sample request form and a pre-paid return envelope. There are no hidden charges and delivery is free!
If you do experience symptoms, the most common include an unusual discharge or pain during urination. Women may also experience bleeding during or after sex, or between periods. Find out more about chlamydia symptoms here.
When should I take a test
If you think you may have contacted chlamydia, or have recently had an unprotected sexual encounter and are worried, we would recommend taking a test 2 weeks after the event. This 2-week period is known as the "window period", and it is much less likely that the test will accurately detect a chlamydia infection within this time. Infections tested for after this period are 99.9% accurate for detection.
Chlamydia can easily be checked with a simple and accurate PCR (polymerase chain reaction) urine test. At TestDiagnostics, we offer an accurate and discreet home sample collection Chlamydia test that can be taken in the comfort of your home. This test detects the presence of genital chlamydia in urine, and is not an appropriate test for throat or rectal chlamydia or any other types of STI.
You can alternatively take a Full STI Profile test if you would like to test for other infections.
Another option is our Combination test which tests for both chlamydia and gonorrhoea in a single, effective screen.
Home sample collection means that you can take your sample at home and your results will be processed by a certified laboratory.
The most effective treatments for a chlamydia infection are Azithromycin and Doxycycline. Azithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic, and Doxycycline are used to treat bacterial infections such as STIs by stopping the growth and spread of the bacteria.
It’s important to note that you should never leave a chlamydia infection untreated, as it can lead to multiple health problems in the future, including infertility.
All orders received before 4pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on the same day. Orders placed after this time or on weekends will be dispatched the following working day. All our test kits are sent via Royal Mail secure courier and should arrive within 1-2 days of dispatch. All packaging is completely discreet with no mention of the contents of the package outside the box.
Each STI test kit contains a pre-paid laboratory addressed envelope that you can use to send your urine sample to our partner laboratory. Once the lab receives your completed sample, your results will be sent to you via secure email within 2-3 working days.
- What is chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a bacterial STI caused by the chlamydia trachomatis bacterium.
- How common is this infection?
Chlamydia is reported to be the most common STI in the UK today.
- How is chlamydia contracted?
You can get chlamydia from any form of unprotected sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex or by sharing sex toys with an infected person.
- What are the chlamydia symptoms?
Chlamydia is often asymptomatic, but its main symptoms can include burning while urinating or during sex, pain during sex or an unusual discharge.
- How is chlamydia diagnosed?
Chlamydia can be diagnosed through a simple urine test or a swab of the infected area.