Chlamydia trachomatis infection
Last updated: Tuesday, 27, July, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
|Many infections are asymptomatic.|
Genital swab; initial (first void urine) for Chlamydia trachomatis detection.
If C. trachomatis infection is confirmed, the possibility of other sexually transmitted diseases should be considered.
Pelvic inflammatory disease
|Conjunctival swab, corneal scrapings.|
Pneumonia (in neonates)
|Chlamydia antibodies; the presence of IgM antibodies supports the diagnosis of chlamydial infection.|