Discreetly Test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, chlamydia is very common and easily cured.
Gonorrhea is caused by a specific bacteria known as Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhea is common and can be cured.
Each year there are approximately 1.5 million cases of Chlamydia and 350,000 cases of Gonorrhea reported to the CDC.
However this may not accurately reflect the total number of infected individuals, as most people with these infections have no symptoms and go untested. These bacterial infections are spread through sexual contact (including vaginal, anal, and oral sex). This test will not be able to tell you the specific site of the infection, but will detect the infection if present.
Pregnant women with an active infection at time of vaginal delivery can spread the infection directly to their children during birth. All sexually active women under age 25 and women over age 25 with risk factors for contracting Chlamydia or Gonorrhea should get tested every year: risk factors include unprotected sex, new sexual partners, or multiple sexual partners. Men at risk for Chlamydia or Gonorrhea should get tested each year, and more often as needed: risk factors include having sex with a partner who has Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, men who have sex with men, unprotected sex, and multiple sex partners.
This test will, with >99% accuracy, tell you whether or not you have been infected with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea.
As with all of EverlyWell’s tests, our at-home STD Test is delivered in discreet packaging and taken in the privacy of your own home. Once you return your test sample to our lab and your sample is processed, you’ll be notified via email when your results are ready. You will then be able to access your results through an easy-to-understand report on our secure online platform.
This at-home gonorrhea and chlamydia test checks whether you test positive for gonorrhea or chlamydia.
In the event that your test results are positive, a board-certified physician in your state will contact you at no additional cost to discuss your particular case, and when appropriate, prescribe medication.
We take customer privacy very seriously, and only you will have access to this information. As is the case with all STD testing - whether through EverlyWell or your doctor – we may be required by law to report positive test results to certain state health departments. This is only done to track infection prevalence. In rare cases you may not receive a definitive result because of early infection or inadequate sampling and repeat testing is suggested. Don’t take a chance on your sexual health. Know where you stand with our at-home Chlamydia/Gonorrhea test.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are examples of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that can affect sexually active women and men. They are the most commonly reported STDs in the United States. Chlamydia and gonorrhea tests can help you detect these STDs before they cause serious health issues for you or your partner—like infertility or chronic pelvic pain.
What is chlamydia?
Chlamydia is an STD that’s caused by an infection from a bacterium known as Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is about twice as common in women than in men, and most often affects women in the 15–24 age range.
A chlamydial infection usually doesn’t cause symptoms for women, but it can lead to inflammation in the cervix or urethra. Ultimately, in up to 15% of untreated infections in women, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) develops—which can result in infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and tubal pregnancy (also called an extrauterine pregnancy).
In men, chlamydia is likewise rarely accompanied by symptoms—and it can cause inflammation of the urethra and testicles.
Because chlamydia often comes without obvious signs and symptoms, the only way to know for sure is by taking a chlamydia test.
Here’s how to test for chlamydia at home using the EverlyWell Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test kit:
- Register your kit online. Use the unique ID included inside your kit and go to www.everlywell.com/register. Write your date of birth and the sample collection date on the transport tube provided by the kit.
- Collect your sample by urinating into the collection cup that’s included with the kit.
- Use the pipette to place the urine sample into a transport tube, and put the tube into the biohazard bag (which keeps the sample safe on its way to the lab).
- Place the bag into the shipping envelope (also included inside the kit), apply the prepaid shipping label, and place your envelope in the mail. Your urine sample will then arrive at a laboratory, where it will be analyzed for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
- Just days later, you’ll be notified that your results are ready. You can privately view your results online on our secure platform.
Taking a chlamydia test at home is a great way to skip the trip to your doctor’s office (or the local clinic)—and, instead, check for chlamydial infections from the comfort and privacy of your home.
What is gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. Gonorrhea can increase the risk of contracting HIV, and symptoms can include inflammation of the cervix and urethra. Gonorrhea infection rates are nearly equal among women and men.
In women, gonorrhea often occurs without symptoms—but untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can cause serious health issues (like infertility and chronic pelvic pain). That’s why routine gonorrhea testing is so important: the CDC recommends that all sexually active women under the age of 25 get tested for gonorrhea—as well as chlamydia—every year.
In men, gonorrhea can cause symptoms like painful urination, genital swelling, and testicular pain.
How does this at-home gonorrhea and chlamydia test work?
This gonorrhea and chlamydia at-home test is a urine test — so a vaginal swab or blood sample is not required. To take the test, simply urinate in a collection cup and place your sample in the mail. We’ll send your sample to one of our partner labs for analysis (a prepaid shipping label is included within the kit).
The lab will then use molecular testing technology that can identify the DNA of gonorrhea and chlamydia in the urine sample. This type of testing, known as nucleic acid amplification, is usually more accurate than other methods of gonorrhea and chlamydia testing (that rely on microscopes, for example).
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