Chlamydia

Chlamydia are a broad family of ball-shaped bacteria that, depending on the subgroup, can cause various diseases. Chlamydia need cells of other organisms to survive and proliferate and can cause diseases such as acute chest infection, vascular calcification and, albeit rarely, a coronary heart disease. Two important subgroups are:

  • Chlamydia pneumoniae, which can cause inflammation of the bronchia (bronchitis) and sinuses (sinusitis). This type of Chlamydia is found all around the world. It can also result in pneumonia (so-called ‘atypical pneumonia’), which is usually mild.Chlamydia trachomatis, which can cause sexually transmitted diseases and inflammation of the eye. This Chlamydia infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in today’s society. Depending on the age group, up to 10% of the population is infected with
  • Chlamydia trachomatis. Women may be affected by the pathogen without displaying any symptoms and the infection can occasionally cause sterility.

 

Tests offered by BCA-lab:

 

LymeSpot Revised or Borrelia and Chlamydia pneumoniae CPDA tubes
Chlamydia pneumoniae EliSpot CPDA tubes
Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies Serum tubes
Chlamydia trachomatis EliSpot CPDA tubes
Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies Serum tubes