Posted by: Kim | 2008-11-26

Negative uti urine test rule out std?

Hi if a urine test for a uti is negative does that mean a person does not have chlamydia or gonorrhea? I know these two are bacterial stds that have their own urine tests. But if a uti urine test is free of bacteria then is one free of these two stds?

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Dear Kim
No, chlamydia goes into cells and will not be picked up on a urine test, gonorrhea also not always - one needs to have specific blood tests for these
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Dr Bets | 2008-11-27

Hi Kim
A blood test will be needed

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Posted by: Kim | 2008-11-27

Thank you Dr Bets. Would these two stds be picked up with the specific gonorrhea and chlamydia urine tests? What is the best method of testing: blood tests or taking a sample of cells from the cervix?

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