Screening

Urine-Based Testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

In the fall of 2005, the state laboratory acquired the technology to utilize urine-based testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, and the testing has been implemented in all state public health clinics. To find a county health department, view the full listing, including addresses, phone numbers, contact names, and an area map.

Using the amplified urine-based test has expanded the availability of specimen collection, making the action easier and less time-consuming, and has dramatically increased the number of individuals tested, particularly among males. Individuals attending STD and Family Planning clinics are routinely screened for gonorrhea and chlamydia and testing is more readily available at off-site locations. The sensitivity of the test has also resulted in the diagnosis and treatment of more infections.

Testing of pregnant women for sexually transmitted diseases in Alabama is required. View the legislation, effective March 24, 2006, titled Rule 420-4-1-.14.

National STD Hotline: 1-800-227-8922

Assistance is available from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.





Page last updated: April 11, 2017