If you think you have Chlamydia, you need to get tested right away. Here are the different testing methods used to test for Chlamydia:

Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT)

  •  the most widely used among all Chlamydia testing procedures
  •  considered to be the most accurate among them all- looks at the DNA of the patient
  •  utilizes special types of equipment that can examine microorganisms not visible to the naked eye

DNA probe

  •  also very popular and widely used
  •  looks for traces of Chlamydia DNA in the body
  •  not as sensitive as NAAT

Direct Fluorescent Antibody

looks for Chlamydia antigens in a patient's bodily fluid sample

Rapid Chlamydia test kit

  •  available in drug stores and health clinics
  •  can be used at home- enables anyone to conduct the test on their own
  •  can return test results in about 15 to 20 minutes