When is a pregnancy test indicated in women with suspected 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 pregnancy test is mandatory for females with suspected chlamydial infection. Obtaining a pregnancy test helps with early diagnosis and guidance of treatment. Because pregnancy is a contraindication for the use of doxycycline and ofloxacin, it is critical to obtain a pregnancy test before beginning treatment with these drugs.

Pap smear showing chlamydia in the vacuoles. Magni Pap smear showing chlamydia in the vacuoles. Magnification, 500x. Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute.

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