Rapid CDIATM C. Trachomatis kits are intended for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis infection.
Chlamydial trachomatis infection can cause disease in many organ systems, including the genitourinary tract. Chlamydiae are small gram-negative obligate intracellular microorganisms that preferentially infect squamocolumnar epithelial cells. It is composed of elementary bodies (the infectious form) and reticulate or inclusions bodies (the replicating form). Chlamydia trachomatis has both a high prevalence and asymptomatic carriage rate, with frequent serious complications in both women and neonates. Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common cause of sexually transmitted venereal infection in the world. It manifests primarily as urethritis in males and endocervicitis in females.