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 Recent changes for Sexually Transmitted Infection Microscopy & Culture

Recent changes for Sexually Transmitted Infection Microscopy & Culture

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
3rd August 2018
Preferred Container Type

Genital swab kit

Genital swab kit + sterile pot

3rd August 2018
Preferred Container Type

Genital swab kit + sterile pot

Genital swab kit

3rd August 2018
Preferred Specimen Type

Genital swab

Genital swab
First stream urine

1st August 2018
Collection & Request Instructions

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

 

Microbiology Collection Guide

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

 

31st July 2018
Preferred Container Type

Microbiology collection kit

Genital swab kit + sterile pot

Sexually Transmitted Infection Microscopy & Culture

Ordering information:

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

Alternate names:
Genital kit, Genital Swab Microscopy & Culture, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, PID, STD culture, STI, Ureaplasma/Mycoplasma culture
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
GMC
Specimen types:
Genital swab
First stream urine
Container types:
Genital swab kit + sterile potGenital swab kit + sterile pot
Collection Instructions:

Microbiology Collection Guide

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

Note: swabs are required for culture and PCR; urine samples are suitable for PCR testing only.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 days

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