Depending on the individual’s condition, recommended screening and tests for chlamydia infection can differ. Men may be tested by sampling the urethral discharge. Women may be tested by sampling cervical secretions. Both males and females who engage in anal sexual contact may be tested by sampling from the rectum.
Once the sample has been taken, it can be tested using a variety of screening and tests. These are some of the ways of diagnosing chlamydia:
- Fluorescent/monoclonal antibody test
- DNA probe test
- Cell culture