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/rectal swabs collected are also acceptable
STID (see notes)
Samples collected in GenProbe Aptima are not acceptable.
Samples collected in UTM (red or purple top lid) or VTM (Green lid) swab collection tubes are not acceptable.
Samples collected in Abbott Multi-collect (orange lid), register "CPC" and send away to Waikato Hospital Laboratory.
MARCH 2023 Please note:
Please check expiry dates on STI molecular kits stock. Expired stock will no longer be accepted. Any expired stock is to be discarded or returned to Pathlab for disposal. Any queries regarding expired containers, please contact Pathlab for clarification in the first instance.