Chlamydia Trachomatis Evaluation
The evaluation of chlamydia trachomatis begins with a history and physical examination, including a pelvic examination in women.
The physical examination is usually normal.
Tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of chlamydia trachomatis.
Tests that may be used to evaluate chlamydia trachomatis include:
- Complete blood count:
- Helps assess the severity of infection
- Serologic testing for chlamydia.
- Urine testing for chlamydia.
- Blood test for syphilis
Additional tests performed in men:
- Urethral swab testing for chlamydia in males
Additional tests performed in women:
- Cultures of the cervix: can detect gonorrhea and Chlamydia
- Pelvic ultrasound:
- Can detect pregnancy and various complications
- Pregnancy test
Less commonly that may be used to evaluate chlamydia trachomatis include:
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