The Biorex Diagnostics Chlamydia Test is intended for in vitro diagnostic use in the rapid, qualitative detection of Chlamydia trachomatis directly from female endocervical swab, male urethral swab, male urine specimens, and ocular specimens. The test is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of Chlamydia infections.
The genus Chlamydia includes three species: Chlamydia trachomatis, and the recently described Chlamydia pneumoniae, a primarily human pathogen, and Chlamydia psittasi, primarily animal pathogen. Chlamydia trachomatis comprise 15 known serovars, is associated with trachomatis and gentourinary infection, and three serovars are associated with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). Chlamydia trachomatis infections are the most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases.