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Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) PCR

Lab Code : CHLAG or GCCHL Then specific request for LGV as arranged with the Microbiology laboratory.

Test Background
Detection of LGV strains (L1, L2 or L3) in samples positive for Chlamydia trachomatis.

Clinical Indications
LGV patient contact or symptoms associated with LGV, e.g. proctitis, rectal pain or bleeding, swollen lymph glands.

Reference Range

Sample Required
Sample sent for Chlamydia/gonorrhoea NAAT positive for C.trachomatis

Sample Container
BD Qx SDA collection kit

Sample Collection

Ensure area is cleaned before sampling cellular rectal material


Room temperature storage, transport to Microbiology.

Turnaround Time

1 week


Other sample sites (e.g. urine, throat) may be accepted; please contact the laboratory if required.

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