Chlamydia is a genus of bacterial pathogens that includes Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia pneumonia. C. pneumonia is a common cause of atypical pneumonia and C. trachomatis causes the most common sexually transmitted disease.
The QuickVue Chlamydia Test detects chlamydia directly from endocervical swab and cytology brush specimens and is used as a aid in the presumptive diagnosis of chlamydial infection. Using only two reagents and 3 drops of extracted sample, QuickVue Chlamydia offers high sensitivity and specificity in all patient populations. The rapid Chlamydia test is easy to perform and interpret.