What is a home chlamydia test?
This test checks whether you have been infected with the chlamydia bacteria. Homed-IQ’s Chlamydia Home Test can be taken easily and anonymously from home, without needing to visit a doctor unless the result is positive. Additionally, the test kit is delivered in discreet, unmarked packaging. Your results are always confidential and secure!
What is in the women’s home chlamydia test?
The chlamydia test for women contains:
- Cotton swab with collection tube for a vaginal, throat, or anal swab
- Protective transport bag
- Return envelope
How does the women’s home chlamydia test work?
When ordering your test, please indicate the area you want to test for infection. The chlamydia self-collection test includes materials for taking a sample from the vagina, throat, or anus. The test comes with detailed instructions so that you can perform the sample collection yourself. After sample collection, mail the sample using the prepaid shipping materials to our certified partner laboratory for analysis. You will receive the test results within a few days.
When should I test myself for chlamydia?
If you are sexually active, regular STI testing is a good idea. It is recommended to test for chlamydia if the following apply to you:
- You have a new sex partner and want to make sure you don’t have chlamydia. In this case, it is advisable for both partners to get tested
- You’ve had unprotected sex
- You are going to have unprotected sex
- A former sex partner has informed you they have chlamydia
- You are experiencing symptoms that could indicate chlamydia (see ‘Symptoms’ tab)
What does the test result mean?
There are two possible outcomes to this test: negative or positive.
If you have a negative test result, you did not have chlamydia at the time the test was conducted. You do not need any further treatment.
If the test result is positive, you have been infected with chlamydia. Antibiotic treatment is needed to cure the infection.
Treatment for chlamydia is not possible via Homed-IQ. If your test result is positive, go to your doctor to receive a prescription for treatment. Additionally, warn any sexual partner(s) to so they can get tested and treatment if needed.
How soon will I receive the test result?
After mailing your sample to the laboratory, it takes an average of one to three working days to receive the test results.
How is the test result shared?
Not all medical test results are easy to read. At Homed-IQ we aim to make it as simple as possible. You can access the test results via your personal dashboard within your Homed-IQ account. In addition to a negative or positive result, an explanation of what the results mean and a downloadable laboratory report is included.
Chlamydia Symptoms in Women
Some chlamydia infections cause no symptoms at all. If present, the following symptoms may occur in women:
- Pain when urinating
- Pain in the lower abdomen, sometimes with fever
- Increase in vaginal discharge
- Pain during intercourse
- Bleeding after intercourse
- Bleeding in between periods