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Thanks for your answer. But I am still confused. I tested

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Thanks for your answer. But I am still confused. I tested negative in January, February and March. Could I have had it all this time and gotten THREE false negatives?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.

I understand your concerns and confusion. Your case is a bit unusual but not outside the realm of possibility.
The tests that are used to diagnose chlamydia are not perfect.
If they find chlamydia, they are reliable (meaning false positives are extremely unlikely)
However, false negatives can range from 5-20% and a false negative can happen more than once.
I know it is frustrating.

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Edited by Dr. Abby on 4/2/2010 at 8:29 AM EST