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