Chlamydia Infection in Females
How is the infection diagnosed?
The provider may suspect a chlamydia infection after taking a medical history
and performing an examination. The provider may take a sample of material from
the infected area to be checked in the laboratory for the organisms that cause
the infection. For a cervical infection, this would involve a pelvic examination and a culture of
material from the surface of the cervix. A throat culture may be ordered if a chlamydia infection of the
throat is suspected.