Imperial Collage Healthcare

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) PCR


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

NA


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


Transport/Storage

Room temperature storage, transport to Microbiology.


Turnaround Time

1 week


Notes

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

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