This test check for 2 common sexually transmitted diseases or infections (also called an STD or STI):
This test is done to see if you have gonorrhea or chlamydial infection. These serious infections may not cause any symptoms at first. Later, if they are not treated, they can cause pain and serious health problems, such as arthritis and infertility.
Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions about the test.
There are 2 main ways to test for these infections:
Ask your healthcare provider when and how you will get the result of your test.
A positive test result means that you have an infection. Sometimes you may have both types of infection. If you have a positive result, your healthcare provider will prescribe treatment with antibiotics.
When you test positive, the results may be reported (without giving your name) to the local health department and your sexual partner(s). This will help your partner(s) get prompt testing and treatment for the infection. It can also help prevent new infections.
Test results are only one part of a larger picture that takes into account your medical history and current health. Sometimes a test needs to be repeated to check the first result. Talk to your healthcare provider about your result and ask questions, such as: