Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Test Details
Chlamydia and gonorrhea can happen to anyone who is sexually active. Getting tested ensures you protect not only yourself from long-term health issues but your current and future partners, as well. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are both common infections that are easily treated with antibiotics. Both STDs are caused by different forms of bacteria that are spread specifically through sexual activity with an infected person, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Part of the reason these infections are so prevalent is due to the fact that for most individuals, there won’t be any obvious symptoms, so testing and treatments are delayed.
Despite the lack of symptoms, leaving chlamydia or gonorrhea untreated can lead to health complications. With chlamydia, women will commonly develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can lead to infertility, chronic pelvic pain, risk of tubal pregnancies, and spreading disease to others. With gonorrhea, untreated infection can lead to scar tissue blocking fallopian tubes, risk of ectopic pregnancies, infertility, and long-term pelvic or abdominal pain. In rare cases, gonorrhea can spread into the bloodstream, causing disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI), a life-threatening condition characterized by arthritis, tenosynovitis, and dermatitis.
The Everlywell chlamydia and gonorrhea test specifically measures the presence of infection caused by these bacteria. Shipping is pre-paid both ways and the test is delivered in discreet packaging, with results sent directly to your phone or computer from the secure Everlywell platform.
Taking the chlamydia and gonorrhea test requires only a simple urine sample, so the test is easy and pain-free. Each test includes detailed directions to help guide you, and you’ll also receive access to a customer care team along the way to help with any questions you may have.
Results are easy to understand, and you are provided with additional resources and helpful tips throughout the process. If your results are abnormal, you have the option to connect with the Everlywell physician network at no additional cost to discuss next steps. Your results are also shared in a printable format if you decide to take them to your own primary care physician.
Everlywell only uses CLIA-certified labs, meaning they meet high standards in order to obtain both state and federal certifications and are subject to regular inspections.
What the Everlywell Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Test Measures and How it Works
The Everlywell chlamydia and gonorrhea test is specifically aimed at detecting the presence of the DNA from these particular strains of bacteria using molecular testing technology. Also known as nucleic acid amplification, this type of testing is typically more accurate than other methods of chlamydia and gonorrhea testing that rely solely on microscopes.
In order to receive reliable results, it is recommended to wait at least one week after possible exposure before testing for chlamydia or gonorrhea. Urine tests take about 2 to 5 days to provide these results. If you were to visit a physician or in-person lab with capabilities to analyze on-site, you may be able to receive your results in minutes. However, if the blood sample is sent off-site, results may take a week or more, so a simple urine test from the comfort of your own home doesn’t necessarily mean your results are delayed.
When you decide to order your at-home chlamydia and gonorrhea test, you simply do so online and it will be shipped directly to you in discreet packaging. You will then need to register your test online with your unique ID and follow the instructions to collect your sample in the included specimen cup. Once collected, you will use the pipette to place the sample into a transport tube, then place it into the provided biohazard bag. Place this bag into the shipping envelope, apply the prepaid label, and ship it back to the lab for testing. After analysis, you will be notified when results are ready. If positive, you can connect with Everlywell’s independent physician network and may receive treatment. You can also bring your results to your physician for further testing and treatment options. After initial antibiotic treatment, it’s recommended to be retested to ensure the infection has been cleared.
When used correctly, the Everlywell chlamydia and gonorrhea test is over 99% accurate.
What’s Included with Each Everlywell Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Test
- Urine cup
- Urine sample tube
- Biohazard bag
- Prepaid return shipping label
Why Choose the Everlywell Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Test?
- The Everlywell chlamydia and gonorrhea test is a highly accurate, nucleic acid amplification test that is generally more reliable than other testing methods
All Everlywell tests are physician-reviewed and approved by an independent, board-certified physician within your state
- All labs working with Everlywell are CLIA-certified, indicating they meet the high standards in order to obtain state and federal certifications, and are submitted to regular inspections
- Everlywell is a HIPAA-compliant company using state-of-the-art, bank-grade encryption to ensure data is securely stored and your data is never sold
Results are easy to understand and you are provided with guidance toward next steps to achieve health and wellness
- Shipping is free
- The Everlywell chlamydia and gonorrhea test is available as a one-time purchase or via discounted subscription shipped monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually
Everlywell accepts FSA/HSA for the chlamydia and gonorrhea test