STI NAAT testing - Chlamydia trachomatis,Neiserria gonorrhoea
Test is indicated for STI infection with Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoea (GC)
Chlamydia trachomatis causes a sexually transmitted disease (STI) which is also known as the "silent" disease because 50% of infected men and 75% of infected women are asymptomatic.
N. gonorrhoea is the causative agent of gonorrhoeal disease
All sexually active patients under the age of 25 should be routinely offered an annual STI screen
ICE Order Comms Genito Urinary Screen page is set up to direct testing for target pathogens on the appropriate presenting conditions.
|Additional Information||All samples are tested routinely for both Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea. Please indicate in clinical details if either test is specifically not required
Testing can be carried out on rectal, throat and eye swabs but please note this testing is not UKAS accredited.
|Turn Around||4 days|
|Send to||LGI Microbiology Department|
|Collection Con||Aptima collection kits should be used for all samples.
Testing may also be indicated for eye swabs, use the white aptima collection device for this sample and specifically request Chlamydia/GC
Do not send Aptima tubes with request for MMCS
Do not use Copan liquid tubes or UTM red capped tubes for this investigation
Do not send samples in same bag as MMCS request, each sample should be sent with a separate request.
|IP Routine TAT||4 days|
|GP Routine TAT||4 days|