Equivocal result


#1

@Dr_Paula

Received my results today and it says my chlamydia results came back as equivocal. Unsure as to what this means? Do I have chlamydia and what are the chances of my retest coming back as positive? What is the reason this test has come back as it has? Thanks!


#2

Hello @Rosedigger

Thanks for your question. The chlamydia test, like most laboratory tests does not give a yes/no answer - it gives a range of different values. The laboratory has a cut off point - if it is above a certain value then it is positive and if it is below a certain value it is negative. But if it is right on the border it is equivocal. The only thing to do in that situation is to re-test.

Hope helpful

Paula