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Can you tell me what a chlamydia/GC amplification test is

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can you tell me what a chlamydia/GC amplification test is for a baby and what it detects?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  dr knows best replied 8 years ago.
Hello Customer!
The most common way a baby is exposed to gonorrhea or chlamydia (two sexually transmitted diseases) is through the birth canal during birth. They can cause a variety of infections from eyes to pneumonia. The test is done on a swab or urine and is a DNA amplification test for the bacteria and is the most accurate means to check for exposure. Mothers do not always have symptoms and may not even know they are a carrier.
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