Diagnosing Chlamydia at the earliest opportunity is very important to avoid all the serious complications this sexually-transmitted disease can bring. Here are the most popular Chlamydia testing methods used today:
Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT)
Said to be the most widely-used Chlamydia testing method, a lot of health professionals make use of this technique today due to its precision and accuracy. It examines DNA of the Chlamydia patient very carefully to identify more accurately what changes are occurring in the patient’s body. It utilizes specialized and sophisticated equipment and devices that can examine microorganisms invisible to the naked eye.
The is method is also a popular one, and it searches for tracks and trails of the Chlamydia DNA in the patient's body. However, it pales in comparison to NAAT when it comes to accuracy.
Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain
This method searches for Chlamydia antigens, which are things that trigger the release of antibodies that will combat and kill the bacteria in a patient's bodily fluid sample.
Chlamydia Home Test Kits
Chlamydia home rapid test kits are becoming more popular nowadays because they are convenient and easy to use. They allow patients to conduct the test by themselves and get accurate test results in about 20 minutes.