Who should take this test?
This test is recommended for Women who suspect they may have been exposed to an STD, or who are exhibiting signs or symptoms of a STD (Burning with urination, abnormal vaginal discharge, or abnormal bleeding).
You can also take this test if:
- You’ve had sex without using a condom
- You have a history of other STDs
Who should not take this test?
This test is not recommended for pregnant women or women who are experiencing severe symptoms such as moderate to severe lower abdominal pain, pain with intercourse, nausea/vomiting or fever/chills. If you are experiencing these symptoms then it is recommended that you seek in-person care as soon as possible. This test is only recommended for women who desire screening and/or have mild symptoms.
What is measured?
This test checks for the bacteria presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and/or Chlamydia trachomatis, which are the cause for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
Should I do anything to prepare for this test?
There is no special preparation for a Gonorrhea/Chlamydia vaginal swab.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are suffering from more severe symptoms such as those listed below, seek medical assistance as these may indicate a more severe infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID may lead to scarring and infertility, so it is important to seek in-person care as soon as possible.
- Severe abdominal pain
- Back pain
- nausea, and/or vomiting