Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Chlamydia direct antigen test Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is used to detect presence of Chlamydia antigens in blood for the management of Chlamydia bacterial infections.
Patient PreparationNo special preparation needed
Sample volume1 mL
Sample collection ContainerRed-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Sample collection instructions Serum should be separated immediately after sample collection.
Sample storagestable at refrigerated for 48 hours and frozen for longer period
Results Turnaround 2-4 days after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsPositive results for Chlamydia antigens are usually associated with an unusual discharge penis"," vagina or rectum"," Irritation or itching around the genitals"," Pain during urination"," rectal pain or blood in stool.