Lab Code : CHLAG or GCCHL
Sample Required • First-catch urine• Genital swabs (urethral, cervical, vulvo-vaginal and rectal) • Extra-genital swabs (throat or conjunctival)
Sample Container Urine in sterile universal container
Sample Collection BD ProbTec™ sample collection kit (male/female)
Transport/Storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature
Turnaround Time 5 days
Notes Suspected LGV cases are referred to the Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Laboratory, Public Health England, for confirmation.
The laboratory is not UKAS accredited for the secondary test performed on positive Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) NAAT screening tests for EYE swabs only.
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