About Chlamydia trachomatis

Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterium, gram negative. This bacterium is responsible for Chlamydia (or chlamydia) urethritis, a sexually transmitted disease that is most common in Latin America and the USA after Papillomavirus (50 times more frequent than gonorrhea, which is more common than syphilis). Its reservoir is strictly human.

Available Tests for Chlamydia trachomatis


Chlamydia trachomatis Elispot
(2x ACD/CPDA tube)


Chlamydia trachomatis-IgA and Chlamydia trachomatis-IgG antibodies
(1x Serum/SST tube)


Chlamydia trachomatis-PCR


Chlamydophila trachomatis (gram-negative, intracellular)

Vector / Transmission:

sexual contact, human to human


cervicitis, sterility, urethritis, trachoma, acute conjunctivitis („swimming pool conjunctivitis“), lymphogranuloma venereum

After infection (4-6 weeks):

arthritis, tendovaginitis

Risk factors:

immune suppression