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is caused by a bacterial infection and is the most common sexually
transmitted disease, affecting about 1 in 20 people between
15 and 50. Both these tests will look for the presence of the bacteria,
chlamydia trachomatis in your urine. It is important to test for
chlamydia as the disease doesn't always produce symptoms but left
untreated can cause infertility and ectopic
pregnancy. Chlamydia is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
more detailed information on chlamydia and possible symptoms click
Chlamydia is passed on during unprotected sexual intercourse,
so if you have had unprotected sex you are at risk of being infected.
Not everyone with chlamydia will have symptoms but left untreated chlamydia
can cause serious problems in later life. Problems that chlamydia can
cause include the following:
This test is simple, a urine specimen is all that is required.
We recommend that you take your urine specimen first thing in the morning
and post as soon as possible after collection. The laboratory is closed Sundays and bank holidays so to minimize the chances of any delay in processing your sample, we advise that you collect a urine sample in the morning, Sunday to Thursday and post it as soon as possible after collection.
What is included in the test?
A double pocketed plastic bag containing a press down plastic protection case in case of leakage.
A urine sample bottle - this can be found inside the press down plastic protection case.
A prepaid envelope addressed to Spire Healthcare, Manchester.
Customer Information Form, this must be returned with your urine sample.
The sample bottle has a number on the side, this is your reference number, this number should also appear on your customer information form and all numbers should be exactly the same as the one on the instructions.
How to carry out the chlamydia test:
Please make sure you read all these instructions carefully
before carrying out the test and follow them exactly. To provide you with a fast service your results can be sent to you in three ways, email, telephone or post. We will not send out any further instructions so you should ensure you keep these safe to help you read your result.
When collecting your urine sample wait until at least two hours have passed
since you last passed urine. It is usually easier to collect urine first
thing in the morning when your urine is at its most concentrated. This
urine is called "early morning first-catch urine", this means when you
go to the toilet first thing in the morning you take a sample from the
first few drops of urine.
Remove all the items from the plastic bag.
Take the plastic protection case out of the bag and remove the urine sample bottle.
Carefully unscrew the lid from the urine sample bottle. Start to urinate into the bottle, ensuring you catch the first drops of urine which you pass. Continue until the bottle is full to the line on the sample bottle marked 20ml. Once you have collected the specimen continue to urinate into the toilet.
Screw the lid back on to the urine bottle tightly to avoid leakage during transport.
If there is any urine on the outside of the bottle wipe off with a tissue.
On the bottle there is a label, in the spaces provided ensure you write in your name, date and time of collection. If these details are not on the sample bottle the laboratory will not carry out the test. Make sure the reference number is still on the bottle.
Place the urine sample back into the press down plastic case and press firmly around the capsule edges to seal the case.
Place the plastic capsule back into the back pocket of the plastic bag.
Fill in your details on the customer information form making sure you enter all details clearly.
Once the form is completed, place it in the front pocket of the plastic bag and then remove the red adhesive strip from the plastic bag and press down firmly to seal. You will then need to place the plastic bag into the pre–paid envelope.
To seal the envelope you will need to fold over the top of the envelope so that the 2nd and 3rd holes match up. Place the stud on the plastic clip through the holes and then fold over and push down firmly to seal.
The envelope is now ready to be posted. Post it as soon as you can (the postage is pre-paid).
The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test that your sample
will be tested with is one of the most accurate tests available at present.
There are 4 possible results that you could get:
PCR NEGATIVE: This means that the bacteria chlamydia
trachomatis was not detected in the urine sample you provided. However,
it is important to remember that no matter how good a test on rare occasions
you can get a negative result, when you do in fact have the infection.
If you remain concerned, we recommend that you attend your local GUM (Genito-Urinary
Medicine) clinic or consult your doctor. If you have a repeat test done,
it may give a different result depending on what specimen and test methods
PCR POSITIVE: This means that you almost certainly
have Chlamydia infection and you will need to start treatment with a course
of antibiotics as soon as you can. There is the possibility that you could
have a positive result when you do not have the infection, but this is
very rare with the test methods used. If you receive a positive result
we recommend that you attend your local GUM (Genito-Urinary Medicine)
clinic or your doctor for treatment.
A GUM clinic will provide you with free, confidential advice
and treatment. Most of the clinics have health advisers who regularly
experience a wide range of problems and can spend more time with you than
a doctor. You can find details of your nearest clinic in the telephone
directory or via your local hospital. When phoning up to make an appointment
make sure you state if you would prefer to see a male or a female doctor.
When you attend your appointment ensure you take your result letter with
you, you should then be given antibiotics without the need offurther testing.
If you have a repeat test done, it may give a different result depending
on what specimen and test methods are used. If you are treated for chlamydia
you must make sure that you finish the course of treatment and ensure
that your partner(s) is also treated, to avoid getting infected again.
During treatment you should avoid sexual intercourse to avoid re-infection.
PCR EQUIVOCAL: This occurs when the laboratory cannot
provide a definite result. This can be because other substances in the
sample, for example blood in the urine, or certain medications are affecting
the result.High levels of the hormone HCG which occurs during pregnancy can also cause equivocal results.
In these cases the safest course of action is to repeat the
test on a fresh sample. In the event of a equivocal result a new test
will be sent to you automatically. If you do not receive the new test
within 7 days then please contact us. Remember, it is always best to collect
your urine sample first thing in the morning.
SAMPLE OUT OF PROTOCOL: This means that the sample
was more than 4 days old when it arrived in the laboratory for testing. In the event of an out of protocol result a new test will be sent to you automatically. If you do not receive the new test within 7 days then please contact us.
If you do not receive your results within 10 days of posting the sample please contact us by e-mailing:
If the test is positive be sure to consult your doctor for antibiotics.
If you have any queries regarding this test then please
contact us, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm on 01923 711511 or via email