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However certain you may be you have contracted Chlamydia, the only reliable indicator of an existing infection is a Chlamydia test. The test procedure is fairly simple, painless (only mild discomfort may be felt by some patients), harmless and quick. Studies have shown that Chlamydia tests are reliable in approximately 95 % of cases. Naturally, the Chlamydia testing procedure is different in men and women:
For men: The doctor inserts the swab, intended for collecting testing samples, in the urethra or the rectum. As mentioned, mild discomfort may be felt, but most patients find the procedure completely pain-free. Samples may also be taken from the rectum. Furthermore, urine samples can be tested for Chlamydia.