Chlamydia in general
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is often asymptomatic for the carriers, but can often cause serious complications. In women, complications of chlamydia include inflammation of the uterus and mucous membrane, as well as urinary tract, pelvic inflammatory disease, external pregnancies of the uterus and infertility. Infection of a newborn during childbirth can lead to conjunctivitis and pneumonia. Typical complications in men are urinary tract and inflammation of auxiliary testicles.
Chlamydia quick test content:
The package contains all the necessary equipment for 20 chlamydia tests. Note. 1 reagent flask sufficient for 20 tests.
You can see the results yourself right away. If the result is positive, it is appropriate to consult a doctor.
The product is delivered as a postal package.
Instructions for doing a chlamydia quick test:
Allow test cartridges, reagents, controls and samples to balance to room temperature (15-30 °C) before starting the test.
- Take the test cartridge from its sealed foil pouch and place it on a clean table.
- Sampling from a woman: take a sample of the cervical canal. First remove excess mucus from the sampling area with a cotton swab and throw it in the trash. Insert the sampling stick deep into the cervical canal until its cotton tip is largely invisible. Chlamydia hides in the columnar and cubic epithelium of the cell from which the sample is to be taken. Turn the cotton swab 360 degrees in the same direction (clockwise or counterclockwise), pressing it hard against the cervical wall. Leave the sample stick in place for 15 seconds, then pull it out without touching off-cervical parts or vagina. Do not use saliin (0.9% NaCl) at any time of work.
Take a sample from a man: take a sample from the uretary tube. Make sure that at least one hour has passed since urination. Push the sampling stick 2-4 cm into the urettuary tube, spin 360 degrees in the same direction, leave in place for 10 seconds, then pull off. Don’t use salin.
- Place the extraction tube in the pipe rack and add 5 drops (300 μl) of colourless reagent 1 (red cap).
- Immediately insert the sampling stick taken from the woman’s cervical canal or the man’s urethra into the extraction tube and extract the pud by squeezing the tube and swigging the stick vigorously in the solution at least 15 times. Then let the stick stand peacefully in the extraction tube for 2 minutes. Then pull it out, draining the liquid from the sampled tube as carefully as possible into the extraction tube by pressing and rotating the sheath against the inner wall of the tube, and then pulling it out of the tube pressed between the pipe walls. Discard the sample stick. Close the pipe with a drip cap.
- Squeeze 3 drops (100 μl) of the sample from the closed extract pipe into the sample well of the cassette with a tip exhaust.
- Start the clock.
- Allow red zones to form in peace. Read the result after 10 minutes (no longer after more than 20 minutes). The result is positive if, after 10 minutes, there is even a weak red-tinted test zone (T) below the clear control zone (C). When no T zone is created, but zone C is clear, the sample did not contain a declared amount of chlamydia. The result is invalid and the test fails whenever the C line is not displayed.
Read also a blog post about chlamydia
More information on the websiteof the National Institute for Health and Welfare
This product is CE marked and tested by healthcare professionals. The test is equipped with a Finnish user manual. It is important to follow the instructions and interpret them correctly. Tests have not been studied in home use.