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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Gonococcal PCR

Recent changes for Gonococcal PCR

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
21st August 2018
Method

From the 15/1/2018 Chlamydia trachomatis PCR will be performed in Microbiology at BHH on male and female first stream urines and female enodocervial/vaginal swabs.

Tests are performed Monday, Wednesday and Friday


If confirmatory testing required specimens will be sent to VIDRL .

Refer to WORK-MI-88 for instructions on how to transfer urines and swabs to collection tubes.

20/08/2018 if a gel swab is received send sample to Microbiology (do not add a KIMMS) who will decide if testing can be performed.

From the 15/1/2018 Chlamydia trachomatis PCR will be performed in Microbiology at BHH on male and female first stream urines and female enodocervial/vaginal swabs.

Tests are performed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

If confirmatory testing required specimens will be sent to VIDRL .

Refer to WORK-MI-88 for instructions on how to transfer urines and swabs to collection tubes.

Gonococcal PCR

Ordering information:

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

Alternate names:
gonorrhoea NAD, Neisseria gonorrhoeae NAD, Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
GPCR
Specimen types:
First stream urine
Endocervical swab
Vaginal swab
Container types:
Genital swab kit + sterile potGenital swab kit + sterile pot
Collection Instructions:

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 without transport medium.

Transport at room temperature to the Laboratory.

ALL specimens must reach the Pathology Laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

 

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

Minimum Adult Volume:
5 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
5 mL
Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
1-3 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

20/08/2018 if a gel swab is received send sample to Microbiology (do not add a KIMMS) who will decide if testing can be performed.

From the 15/1/2018 Chlamydia trachomatis PCR will be performed in Microbiology at BHH on male and female first stream urines and female enodocervial/vaginal swabs.

Tests are performed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

If confirmatory testing required specimens will be sent to VIDRL .

Refer to WORK-MI-88 for instructions on how to transfer urines and swabs to collection tubes.