Cost of Chlamydia
Q: Does screening for chlamydia save money?
Dr. Donnica: According to studies reviewed by the third U.S. Preventive Services
Task Force (USPSTF):
- The cost of screening women who are not pregnant and who are at risk for
chlamydial infection may be less than the cost of treating chlamydia and its
- Screening patients at greatest risk is more cost effective than screening
- DNA or RNA amplification tests are more sensitive than culture tests.
Information on the costs and cost savings of different screening and treatment
methods is available at www.cdc.gov/nchstp/dstd/HEDIS.htm.
For more information on chlamydia, click here.
Created: 4/16/2001  - Donnica Moore, M.D.