WHY TEST FOR CHLAMYDIA?
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections especially in females between the ages of 18 and 35.
Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and usually presents with no symptoms which is why it spreads so easily.
It is easily treatable with antibiotics but left untreated, can lead to complications such as inflammation of womb, pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.
WHAT IS THE SELFCHECK FEMALE CHLAMYDIA TEST?
The SELFCheck Female Chlamydia Test requires a swab from the lower vaginal area which is then immersed in a solution which detects the presence or absence of chlamydia infection.
HOW AND WHEN DO I PERFORM THE TEST?
Please read instructions enclosed within the product on full instruction on how to perform the test and get results.
The test produces an easy to react visual result within 10 minutes.
Do not use this test:
- during your menstrual period or within 3 days of your period ending
- during pregnancy
- within 14 days of completing a course of antibiotics
- if test foil is damaged
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I GET A POSITIVE RESULT?
Please make an appointment to see your GP or your local sexual health clinic promptly for appropriate treatment.