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Private Blood Tests London at The Scan Clinic

Chlamydia Test

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Biomarkers Included with the Chlamydia Test blood test

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Chlamydia trachomatis

About the Chlamydia Test blood test

Our chlamydia test is quick and simple. We only require a small urine sample from you which can then be processed and checked for any chlamydia infection. 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases are on the rise in the UK, with the last few years marking a significant increase in new infections. Most of these infections are rampant because their symptoms only present in the later stages, allowing the infection to be transmitted multiple times before getting treated. 

The best way to curb transmission of STDs is to get regularly tested to catch the infections early, even before the symptoms start presenting.

Chlamydia, in particular, is hard to detect without having a chlamydia test. Chlamydia, can also be transmitted in pregnancy to the unborn child, making it crucial to get tested and treated if you’re pregnant.

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is one of the most commonly sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the UK. It is caused by a bacteria and transmitted through vaginal, oral and anal sex.

People with chlamydia often don’t have outward symptoms in the early stages, but if left untreated, it can lead to more severe health problems like infertility, chronic pain, ectopic pregnancies and arthritis. This is why it is vital to get regular chlamydia testing if you’re sexually active.

How Do You Become Infected with Chlamydia?

Sex without barrier protection and oral sex without a barrier method are the most common ways for a chlamydia infection to be transmitted.

Penetration doesn’t always have to occur for the transmission of the infection to be transmitted. Touching genitals together may be enough to transmit the bacteria, and can also be transmitted during anal sex.

Chlamydia can also be contracted by newborn babies from their mothers during birth. As a safety precaution, most prenatal testing includes chlamydia screening or chlamydia test London

It’s also possible to get a chlamydia infection in the eye through oral or genital contact with the eyes, but it is unusual.

It’s possible to contract chlamydia again after contracting it before and successfully treating it. Chlamydia cannot be transmitted through kissing, hugging or sharing drinking glasses.

Why Might You Need a Chlamydia Test?

Chlamydia is often referred to as a “silent infection.” Most people with a chlamydia infection don’t experience any symptoms. That’s why you need a chlamydia test. Sometimes, the test is the only way to diagnose the infection early before you start presenting with symptoms.

Men, in many cases, don’t notice the symptoms or have no symptoms at all. Therefore, the infection might go unnoticed for prolonged periods before the symptoms become apparent.

Also, when the symptoms of a chlamydia infection present, they mimic those of other conditions and diseases. They include pain, a burning sensation while urinating and an abnormal discharge from the penis or vagina.

A chlamydia test London is the only way you and your healthcare provider can be sure you have a chlamydia infection and prescribe the proper treatment for the infection.

What are the Symptoms of Chlamydia?

symptoms of chlamydia are similar to cervicitis or a urinary tract infection. You may notice;

    • White, yellow or grey discharge from your vagina that might be smelly

    • Pus in your urine (pyuria)

    • An increased need to pee

    • Pain or burning sensation when you pee

    • Painful periods in women

    • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

    • Itching or burning in and around your vagina

    • Bleeding between periods

    • Dull pain in the lower part of your abdomen

    • Mucus-like or clear, watery discharge from your penis

    • Discomfort bleeding or mucus-like discharge from the anus (when this is the site of the infection)

    • Sore throat (if chlamydia is contracted by oral sex)

    • Conjunctivitis if the C.trachomatis bacteria enters your eye. Redness, pain and discharge might also be experienced.

You should see your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any of these symptoms. The provider may collect a urine sample for testing or collect a sample of fluid by doing a vaginal/cervical swab.

Benefits of Getting Chlamydia Test

    • Facilitates primary and second prevention of chlamydial infection

    • Prevents transmission of the infection to unborn children in pregnant women

    • Help you get early and effective treatment

    • Protects your fertility because untreated STDs can lead to infertility

Because of the problematic nature of chlamydia to detect through symptoms, you should consider getting a chlamydia test regularly if you’re high risk. You’re considered high-risk if you;

    • Are under 25 years

    • Are pregnant

    • Have a new partner

    • Have multiple partners

    • Have had chlamydia infections in the past

    • Live or visit a setting with a high chlamydial infection rate, like adolescent clinics, correctional facilities and sexual health clinics.

Why You Should Get Private Chlamydia Testing

When your healthcare provider requests for a chlamydia test, or you’re simply getting it for your peace of mind or as part of a routine check-up, you have the option of getting the test from an NHS facility or a private clinic like The Scan Clinic.

Getting your test at The Scan Clinic has benefits, like a better overall experience. We provide you with a personal, customised experience and provide our services with empathy and care for the patient.

Our set-up encourages confidentially and trust for the patient, and you don’t have to worry about long queues and waiting times that can make you feel anxious. When you set up an appointment, you can complete your test in less than 30 minutes, and we will have your results ready in two days.

Chlamydia Test London FAQs

Q: How much is a chlamydia test in London

The cost of a chlamydia test London varies depending on the private clinic you visit. At The Scan Clinic, we offer a chlamydia test for £99 with results usually within 48 hours. Book the test online or call our team to arrange your appointment today.

 

Q: Is chlamydia a serious STD?

Chlamydia can lead to serious health problems when left untreated. Although the infection has no symptoms at first, if you return a positive result, you should treat the infection immediately. The infection could lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancies, and other complex health problems without treatment.

 

Q: Is chlamydia a lifetime STD?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection which is entirely treatable. But when left untreated, the infection could leave you with lifelong severe consequences. Also, getting treated or cured of chlamydia doesn’t mean you can’t get infected again.

Why choose us?

We are a multi award winning clinic based in London, with awards from Whatclinic clinic of the year, GHP outstanding patient care and LUX best private ultrasound provider to name a few. Our clinical lead Mr. Usman is well known and respected in the industry and has been featured in the Huffington Post and performed scans live on ITV.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.

Biomarker information for Chlamydia Test blood test

This blood test includes the biomarkers shown below along with information about each biomarker.
Chlamydia trachomatis

Chlamydia or specifically chlamydia infection, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. The infection is often spread through sexual contact, however, this may not always be the case. It can be caught from the semen or vaginal fluid of an infected person. It can also pass from one infected person to another through genital contact, even if there’s no sex. Pregnant women can give it to their unborn children during delivery.

This can affect or useful or:

What does the Chlamydia Test blood test involve?

This blood test is just like a standard blood test.

You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.

How do I prepare

  • The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
  • No specific preparation is required for this test.

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Chlamydia Test FAQ's

Important Notes

  • We may require details of your GP / Health Care Professional before or at the time of the test.
  • Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.

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