Molecular STI testing - Chlamydia; Gonorrhoea; Trichomonas (Swabs & Urine)


Test Information

Test Name

Molecular STI testing - Chlamydia; Gonorrhoea; Trichomonas (Swabs & Urine)

Department

Microbiology

Preferred Specimen

Swab/Urine in BD ProbeTec Qx tube

Testing Location

PLBOP

Clinical Update

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Microbiology Clinical Details

View Microbiology Clinical Details Guide

Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Patient Instructions

Preparation

  • Preferred sample type for Males: First catch urine specimens; or urethral swab
  • Preferred sample type for Females: Endocervical or vaginal swabs
  • Refer to patient instructions for collection procedures
  • Eye/Throat/Nasopharyngeal and/or rectal swabs collected are also acceptable

Processing Information

Registration Code

STID (see notes)

Notes

  • Samples collected in GenProbe Aptima are not accetable.
  • Samples collected in Abbott Multi-collect (orange lid), register "CPC" and send away to Waikato Hospital Laboratory.

* COVID-19 Level 3: Molecular testing restrictions have now been removed 28/4/2020


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

murray.robinson@pathlab.co.nz