A doctor may order a chlamydia test if you have symptoms such as vaginal discharge and abdominal pain (for women) or unusual discharge from the penis or pain on urination (for men).
This test is based on amplification of the DNA that is present in Chlamydia trachomatis. Molecular testing for Chlamydia trachomatis is currently the standard and is widely utilized.
Your doctor may order this test to:
1. Diagnose the cause of symptoms,
2. Screen sexually active people for the microorganism, or
3. Document that a person has been sexually abused.
Special Preparation: You are instructed to wait one to two hours after you last urinated before collecting the urine sample.