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


Test Information

Test Name

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

Synonyms

CT; NG; TV

Department

Molecular Diagnostics

Price

$65.00

Price Disclaimer

Many services are free for eligible patients. A minimum charge may apply. Prices listed are for unfunded, individual, requests. Please contact us for commercial testing.

Preferred Specimen

BD Molecular Swab buffer tube (green lid); BD Molecular Urine buffer tube (yellow lid)

Testing Location

PLBOP

Clinical Update

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Microbiology Clinical Details

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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/rectal swabs collected are also acceptable

Processing Information

Registration Code

STID (see notes)

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.

Methodology

Interpretations

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