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 NA
Sample Required Sample sent for Chlamydia/gonorrhoea NAAT positive for C.trachomatis
Sample Container BD Qx SDA collection kit
Ensure area is cleaned before sampling cellular rectal material
Room temperature storage, transport to Microbiology.
Other sample sites (e.g. urine, throat) may be accepted; please contact the laboratory if required.