This test is used to detect Chlamydia trachomatis, which is one of the three species of Chlamydia-bacteria. Infections with Chlamydia trachomatis are the most sexually transmitted infections. In Germany, the number of new-infections is estimated between 300.000 and 500.000 per year. Younger adults (15-25 years), persons with frequently changing sexual partners, sexual partners (also unnoticed and without symptoms) infected persons as well as newborns of infected mothers are most commonly affected. Infections without sexual contact (e.g. in swimming pools) are rare but not impossible.
Chlamydia trachomatis-infections often don’t cause any symptoms. But, Chlamydia trachomatis can also lead to symptoms such as eye inflammations, arthritis and inflammations of the urinary tract.
For whom is the chlamydia test suitable?
Young adults (15-25 years), people with frequently changing sexual partners, sexual partners (even with unnoticed symptoms and no symptoms) of infected mothers and newborns of infected mothers are most often affected by chlamydia. Infections without sexual contact are rare, but can not be ruled out. This test is suitable for removing bacteria from the cervix, so it is only suitable for women. In case of infection, it is recommended that the male (sexual) partner also undergoes a test and possibly undergoes treatment.
How does the Chlamydia test work?
The sample is obtained by inserting a swab into the cervix (end of the vaginal canal) where it is is rotated for 30 seconds. The swab is then introduced into the sample container to mix the sample with the buffer liquid. For this purpose, the cotton swab must be pressed against the walls of the container and the bottom of the bottle.
After 5 minutes you should squeeze the cotton swab well, close the buffer bottle and shake it.
Open the buffer bottle and add 2 drops to the sample block on the test cassette.
The result can be read after 15 minutes.
A sample is considered positive if two purple lines (“C” and “T”) appear within the reaction time of 15 minutes. If only one color line appears at “C” within the reaction time, the result may be considered negative.
Why should I do the chlamydia test?
Chlamydia trachomatis infections often cause no symptoms but can lead to symptoms such as eye infections, arthritis and inflammation of the urinary tract. In addition, untreated infections often lead to infertility and increase the risk of ectopic pregnancies and premature births.
Especially important is the treatment of infections with Chlamydia trachomatis during pregnancy. About 50% of infected mothers pass on the infection to the newborn. Common complications in newborns are conjunctivitis and pneumonia.
1 test cassette, 1 swab, 1 buffer solution, instruction for use
Immunochromatographic rapid test
Country of Origin
Made in Austria