Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the two most common STDs in the state of Arizona. Each of these diseases is asymptomatic, meaning each disease will generally not present any symptoms. As a result, it’s important for individuals to follow testing guidelines. Currently, the CDC recommends that all sexually active women under the age of 25, women that are pregnant, and other individuals in at-risk groups be tested.

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  • 1) To take charge of your health and have the most accurate and up-to-date information to proactively manage your health and make educated decisions

  • 2) You prefer the convenience and the time savings of ordering directly

  • 3) Your insurance does not pay for laboratory testing


Since the passage of the law in 2015 that allows for consumers in Arizona to order their own lab tests, thousands of patients have used our My Lab ReQuest service to take charge of their health and make more informed healthcare decisions. Our STD Screen for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae is just one of the several infectious disease screenings we offer to patients to assess their health status for various diseases.

Patients choose Sonora Quest Laboratories to meet their lab testing needs for a wide range of reasons, including:

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As the nation's largest integrated laboratory system, Sonora Quest Laboratories delivers award-winning quality services every day to more than 23,000 patients across Arizona. We are the #1 bioscience company in Arizona, according to Ranking Arizona, and we are also the only healthcare company to even win the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality. Most importantly, we are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the organization whose accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for laboratory patients.

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Schedule an appointment or walk in to any of our 75+ Patient Service Centers located across Arizona! We have over 45 locations in Metro Phoenix, 14 locations in Tucson and Southern Arizona, and various other locations across Northern and Western Arizona. Moreover, several of our locations are conveniently located inside of Safeway markets so that you can plan your screening around your trip to your neighborhood grocery store.



Learn More about Chlamydia and Gonorrhea



What are chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Chlamydia is an STD that is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. While it can infect both men and women, it can result in more serious health consequences for women. Infected women are at risk for abnormal pregnancy and even infertility (the inability to get pregnant). According to the CDC, chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD in the United States. The CDC estimates that there are over 2.86 million infections annually.

Gonorrhea is an STD that is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is one of the more common STDs in the United States that can infect both men and women. However, as with chlamydia, gonorrhea can result in serious long-term consequences such as abnormal pregnancy and infertility for women. The CDC estimates that there are approximately 820,000 new cases of gonorrhea each year.



Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases in Arizona

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the number of chlamydia cases in Arizona increased by 7% from 2015 to 2016. Both men and women can be infected with chlamydia, but women are at a significantly higher risk of acquiring chlamydia than men. As of 2016, 690 out of every 100,000 women were infected with chlamydia while only 331 out of every 100,000 men were infected with the disease.

Rates of gonorrhea increased by 25% from 2015 to 2016 in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. However, the overall number of gonorrhea cases in Arizona are much lower than the number of chlamydia cases. In 2016, 177 out of every 100,000 men were infected with gonorrhea while 126 out of every 100,000 women were infected with the disease.



Who is at risk for chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Anyone that is sexually active is at risk for chlamydia or gonorrhea. However, according to the CDC, sexually active teenagers are at the highest risk for these diseases. In fact, the CDC estimates that 1 in 20 sexually active young women between the ages of 14-24 has chlamydia.



What are the symptoms of chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Most people with chlamydia are asymptomatic and will not have any symptoms. In cases in which symptoms do develop, the onset of symptoms may take weeks to develop after initial exposure. According to the CDC, women will typically show signs and symptoms of cervicitis and urethritis, along with other symptoms such as abdominal pain, cervical motion tenderness, and uterine tenderness. Men will typically experience urethritis and may also experience testicular pain, tenderness, and swelling.

As is the case with chlamydia, most people with gonorrhea are asymptomatic and will not have any symptoms. According to the CDC, when symptoms are present, some of the symptoms men may experience are white, yellow, or green urethral discharge, and possibly testicular or scrotal pain. Symptoms for women may include dysuria, vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding between periods.



How can you prevent chlamydia and gonorrhea?

There are several strategies to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. The following strategies, of which abstinence is considered the most reliable, are all recommended by the CDC:

  • Abstinence

  • Reduce your number of sexual partners

  • Mutual monogamy

  • Use condoms

Preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases to others is also important. Knowing your status is an important step in stopping the spread of sexually transmitted diseases to others.



Who should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Any person that is sexually active is at risk for contracting STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Current CDC guidelines state that all sexually active women under the age of 25 should be tested yearly for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Additionally, women that are pregnant should also be tested during their first prenatal care visit. Anyone else that has new or multiple sex partners, or that is an areas with a high prevalence of the disease, should discuss with a doctor if testing is needed.



How are chlamydia and gonorrhea diagnosed?

Chlamydia and gonorrhea can be diagnosed through the use of a urine sample.



How are chlamydia and gonorrhea treated?

Both chlamydia and gonorrhea can be treated with medication. The CDC recommends that chlamydia be treated with antibiotics, and that gonorrhea be treated with dual therapy. It is important that treatment directions be followed in order to ensure that treatment is successful.

Even with successful treatment, it is important to note that a person can be re-infected with either chlamydia or gonorrhea at any time. For this reason, it is important to continue testing as indicated and to encourage sexual partners to get tested and to seek treatment as necessary.



Testing for Other STDs

Sonora Quest Laboratories offers testing for a complete range of common sexually transmitted diseases. Choose from screenings for specific STDs or order a comprehensive STD Screen, which tests for all common STDs in one test.



*Certain patient test results are required by Arizona Administrative Code (R9-4-302 and 404.H. and R9-6-204) to be reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) for public health reasons.

*It is solely your responsibility to promptly discuss all laboratory test results with a physician. Neither Sonora Quest Laboratories nor its Medical Director will provide interpretation, counseling, consulting, or care recommendations on the basis of any laboratory results provided to you. 

Order Your Own STD Screen for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae

Order an STD screen for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae for just $137 & pay for your test in 4 easy steps. 

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  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Infectious Disease Screening category on test menu page

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Print a blank form to fill out & bring to a patient service center.

Additional Infectious Disease Screenings

Hepatitis C Screen

Includes Reflex to Confirmation. Screen for and diagnoses a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and to monitor treatment of the infection.

STD Screen

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae, Herpes, Syphilis, and HIV.

STD Screen for Herpes

Screens for Herpes only.

STD Screen for HIV

Screens for HIV only.

STD Screen for Syphilis

Screens for Syphilis only.

STD Screen with Trichomonas Vaginalis

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae, Herpes, HIV, Syphilis and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Trichomonas Vaginalis Screen

Screening for Trichomonas vaginalis in women or men is performed because Trichomonas vaginalis is one of the most common and curable STDs.

Tuberculosis (TB) Test (T-SPOT®.TB)

Screens for tuberculosis (TB). 

Valley Fever Screen

This test may assist in the diagnosis of Valley Fever, a fungal infection common in Arizona. 

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