Chlamydia Culture Test - Reference Range

Chlamydia trachomatis is a gram-negative, obligate intracellular parasite that is linked to several diseases. A properly obtained negative C trachomatis culture indicates the absence of infection with 100% specificity.

  • A positive test indicates an active chlamydia infection that requires treatment with a course of antibiotics.
  • A negative test means only that there is no evidence of infection at the time of the test. It is important for those who are at increased risk to have screening tests performed on an annual basis to check for possible infection, especially since re-infection is common, particularly among teenagers.

If you are infected, your sexual partner(s) should be tested and treated as well.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.