What You Need to Know About Your Chlamydia Test Kit
Thinking of ordering a chlamydia test kit from myLAB Box? That’s great! Today, we’ll go over everything you need to know!
What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia?
The chlamydia infection is actually caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported 1.7 million recorded cases of chlamydia infections throughout the United States. That’s a lot of chlamydia!
Symptoms of chlamydia are often not visible to the naked eye. In fact, this infection often never shows any easily identifiable symptoms. Because of this, many of the individuals that are carrying chlamydia may not even realize it! A home STI testing kit is the only way to be absolutely sure of your status.
In the meantime, let’s explore all the potential signs and symptoms of chlamydia:
Male Chlamydia Symptoms
For men, the most common symptoms may include:
- A “burning sensation” while urinating
- White, cloudy or watery discharge from the penis
- A pain in and around the testicles
Female Chlamydia Symptoms
For women, chlamydia is often mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. These are the most common signs:
- A “burning sensation” while urinating
- An abnormal vaginal discharge that may have an odor
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Painful periods or bleeding between periods
- A fever
- Abdominal pain
- Itching or burning around the vagina
What Is Included With a Chlamydia Test Kit?
When you order myLAB Box’s chlamydia test kit, it comes in one combo mail-in kit. This kit tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. These extremely common infections are both bacterial and often occur at the same time. For this reason, testing for both of these infections at the same time makes the most sense.
When testing for chlamydia, it is important to test for oral and anal infections as well as a genital infection. This option is available in myLAB Box’s “three-site” extragenital chlamydia test kit. It is also available for gonorrhea. One combo mail-in kit will test for both of these infections in all three crucial areas. This is particularly important for people who engage in oral or anal sex.
A simple and painless process
myLAB Box makes the testing process as simple as possible. You’ll find the following components included in every kit:
- The urine, vaginal swab and/or blood sample collection kit
- Easy to follow instructions
- A postage paid return envelope to send your samples in for testing
- Free 2-way shipping
- Fast and easy access to your results online
- A free telemedicine consultation with a physician in your state (in the event you test positive)
As you can see, the process is simple. If you’re not sure what type of sample is required or which test is right for you, you might want to consider one of myLAB Box’s test combos:
In some cases, your chlamydia test kit is part of a panel that also screens for additional infections. In these combination packages, you can test for multiple infections using a single sample. These tests allow you to have a more comprehensive awareness of your overall health.
Safe Box: This kit tests for four infections: HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis.
Uber Box: This eight-panel test kit includes tests for HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, Herpes Simplex Type II, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis.
Love Box: This panel tests for the same eight infections as the Uber Box. myLAB Box designed the Love Box for couples. It includes two test kits so partners can test together.
Total Box: myLAB Box’s comprehensive 14-panel STD test kit screens for: HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, Herpes type-II, Syphilis, Chlamydia (genital, throat, + rectal), Gonorrhea (genital, throat, + rectal), Trichomoniasis and Mycoplasma genitalium. You can even add an optional HPV test for women 30 years of age and older.
After all is said and done, if you test positive with myLAB Box’s chlamydia test kit, help is readily available. myLAB Box will quickly connect you with a free phone consultation with a physician. Proper treatment is the key to successful recovery, so this consultation is a major boon for myLAB Box customers. In the end, testing should be a regular part of any sexually active person’s healthy routine.
Don’t stress – just test!
Reviewed by Luis Ferdinand M. Papa, MD, MHA