Lymphogranuloma Venereum (QPCR)

Test Information

Test Name

Lymphogranuloma Venereum (QPCR)


LGV; Chlamydia Trachomatis typing

Preferred Specimen

Rectal Swab

Testing Location


Collection Information


This is a Tier 2 test that ordinarily can only be approved by a specialist clinician or discipline-specific pathologist. All requests should include relevant clinical details. Test will only be performed on positive Chlamydia swabs where there is clinical suspicion of LGV.

Processing Information

Registration Code


Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send directly to referral laboratory

- Whakatane

Send sample directly to referral laboratory

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Wellington SCL

Send Away Transport


External Lab Website