Rapid Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea Test
According to both CDC in USA and statistics in Singapore, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are the top 2 STIs. Left untreated both can cause serious long-term consequences such as infertility or complications during pregnancy affecting the unborn child.
Using the technology of real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which simply means that the test is able to detect the DNA of both Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea in real-time, allows for accurate and quick diagnosis of STIs caused by these 2 organisms. The accuracy of the test can be up to 99%.
Our clinics offers this rapid test whereby results are available by the next working day. Thus facilitating prompt and appropriate treatment. All that is required is either urine, endocervical, throat or anus samples depending on where the infection is likely to be present which will be determined by your doctor after the assessment.
We understand that getting STI testing can be daunting and concerns about privacy. That is why in DTAP we now offer Chlamydia and Gonorrhea test using the same rapid technology of PCR.
How do I know I need to be tested?
• Symptoms suggesting you may have been infected with Chlamydia (link to article on symptoms of Chlamydia) or Gonorrhoea (link to article on gonorrhoea)
• If your partner was tested positive for either one of the infections
• If you have recently have a change in partner
• Multiple sex partners
• Recent unprotected sex
How long does it take for the results to be available?
Generally, results will be available next working day.
How accurate is the test?
In general, the test can be up to 99% accurate.
Which areas of the body can the test be used for?
Urine, endocervical, throat and anus
Do I need to prepare anything to do the test?
We advise that for urine it is best if you avoid passing urine 2 hours before the test. But otherwise no other preparation needs to be done before the test.
Is it painful?
There is no needles involved.
If you think that you may have been exposed to these 2 STIs or you have symptoms like penile/ vaginal discharges or burning sensation or discomfort when you pass urine and would like to get tested, please visit our clinic and consult with our doctors to get tested with the Rapid Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea test and get treated.