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 Recent changes for Chlamydia trachomatis PCR

Recent changes for Chlamydia trachomatis PCR

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
15th May 2018
Alternative names

Chlamydia trachomatis NAD

Chlamydia trachomatis NAD, CT/NG

Preferred Container Type

Microbiology collection kit

Genital swab kit + sterile pot

Chlamydia trachomatis PCR

Ordering information:

Specimens must reach the Pathology laboratory within 2 hours of collection

Note: if Mycoplasma genitalium PCR is also required an additional seperate dry swab must be collected.

Alternate names:
Chlamydia trachomatis NAD, CT/NG
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
CPCR
Specimen types:
Endocervical swab
Vaginal swab
First stream urine
Container types:
Genital swab kit + sterile potGenital swab kit + sterile pot
Collection Instructions:

http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/microbiology/Microbiology_Specimen_Collection_Guide.doc

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
5 mL
Notes:

 

Urine

15 - 20 mL of first-stream urine specimen collected at least one hour since the patient last voided. Refrigerate immediately

Cervical  & Vaginal swabs

Use plastic swab in plain tube without transport medium (wire swab not suitable)

ALL Specimens must reach the Pathology laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

 

Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
1-3 days
Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW