Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Chlamydia direct antigen test Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to detect presence of Chlamydia antigens in blood for the management of Chlamydia bacterial infections.



Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type


Sample volume

1 mL

Sample collection Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Sample collection instructions

Serum should be separated immediately after sample collection.

Sample storage

stable at refrigerated for 48 hours and frozen for longer period

Reference range


Results Turnaround

2-4 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Positive 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.