About Chlamydia trachomatis

Available Tests for Chlamydia trachomatis

EliSpot

Chlamydia trachomatis Elispot
(CPDA tube)

Antibodies

Chlamydia trachomatis-IgA and Chlamydia trachomatis-IgG antibodies
(Serum tube)

PCR

Chlamydia trachomatis-PCR
(Urethra-smear)

Bacteria:

Chlamydophila trachomatis (gram-negative, intracellular)

Vector / Transmission:

sexual contact, human to human

Symptoms:

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

After infection (4-6 weeks):

arthritis, tendovaginitis

Risk factors:

immune suppression