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No. Smear tests (cervical screening) don't include tests for chlamydia.
If you want to be tested for chlamydia when you go for your smear test, ask your doctor or nurse.
If you're sexually active and under 25, the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) recommends you should be tested for chlamydia each year, or when you change your sexual partner.
Regardless of age, you should also get tested for chlamydia if:
You can get a free chlamydia test at:
If you go to a clinic, your records will be kept there and the information won't be shared with your GP unless you give your permission. Your visit is completely confidential.
You can also buy a chlamydia test from a pharmacy to use at home.
There are 2 ways of testing for chlamydia in women:
In men, chlamydia tests are done with a urine sample.
Chlamydia doesn't always cause symptoms, so you may not know you have it. In women, symptoms of chlamydia can include:
If you think you or your partner may have chlamydia, it's important to get medical advice so the infection can be treated with antibiotics.
If chlamydia isn't treated, it can spread to other parts of the body and cause long-term health problems, such as infertility (being unable to have children).
Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.