What is the role of a CBC in the workup of chlamydial genitourinary infection (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A complete blood count (CBC) can be performed for suspected pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The following should also be considered:

  • HIV testing (coinfection is not uncommon)

  • In women, a Papanicolaou (Pap) smear (the risk of cervical cancer is increased 6.5-fold)

  • Testing sexual partners for Chlamydia


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