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Also known as: Chlamydia NAAT or NAT; Chlamydia/GC STD Panel
Formal name: Chlamydia trachomatis by Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT); Chlamydia trachomatis Culture; Chlamydia trachomatis DNA Probe

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Sources Used in Current Review

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Miller, S. (2014 June 2 Updated). Chlamydial infections – male. MedlinePlus Medical Encylopedia [On-line information]. Available online at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000659.htm. Accessed March 2016.

(2015 November 17 Updated). Chlamydia - CDC Fact Sheet (Detailed). CDC [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia-detailed.htm. Accessed March 2016.

Odom, B and Santucci, R. (2014 December 10 Updated). Chlamydia Trachomatis Culture. Medscape Drugs and Diseases [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2119210-overview. Accessed March 2016.

(2014 September). Clinical Summary, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: Screening, September 2014. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/ClinicalSummaryFinal/chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-screening. Accessed March 2016.

(2014 March 14). Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis And Neisseria gonorrhoeae – 2014. CDC MMWR v 63 (2) [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/std/laboratory/2014labrec/2014-lab-rec.pdf. Accessed March 2016.

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Marrazzo J, et al. Impact of Patient Characteristics on Performance of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests and DNA Probe for Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in Women with Genital Infections. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Feb; 43(2): 577–584. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC548082/. Accessed June 2016.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chlamydia Fact Sheet. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/std/Chlamydia/STDFact-Chlamydia.htm.

Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Chlamydia. Available online at http://www.aomc.org/chlamydia.html.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines 2002. MMWR 2002;51 (No. RR-6) [32-41].

Planned Parenthood. Chlamydia. Available online at http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/stds-hiv-safer-sex/chlamydia-4266.htm. Accessed February 2009.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chlamydia - CDC Fact Sheet. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/std/Chlamydia/STDFact-Chlamydia.htm. Accessed February 2009.

TeensHealth. Chlamydia. Available online at http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/std_chlamydia.html. Accessed February 2009.

ARUP Consult. Sexually Transmitted Infections, Bacteria. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/InfectiousDz/Bacteria/STIs.html#. Accessed February 2009.

WebMD. Chlamydia Tests. Available online at http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/chlamydia-tests. Accessed February 2009.

Kimberly A. Workowski and Stuart Berman. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Guidelines, 2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. PDF available for download at http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/STD-Treatment-2010-RR5912.pdf. Published December 27, 2010. Accessed July 2, 2012.

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Sexual Conditions Health Center: Chlamydia Tests. Medscape. Available online at http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/chlamydia-tests?page=3. Last Updated: December 15, 2010. Accessed Jul 2, 2012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Chlamydia - CDC Fact Sheet. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm. Last updated February 8, 2012. Accessed July 2, 2012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea — Two Most Commonly Reported Infectious Diseases in the United States. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsSTDData/. Last updated April 22, 2011. Accessed July 2, 2012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010 Treatment Guidelines, Special Populations. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/specialpops.htm#msm. Accessed September 2012.

(January 13, 2009) Association for Public Health Laboratories. Expert Consultation Meeting Summary Report, Laboratory Diagnostic Testing for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. PDF available for download at  http://www.aphl.org/aphlprograms/infectious/std/Documents/CTGCLabGuidelinesMeetingReport.pdf. Accessed Sept 2012.