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Chlamydia nucleic acid (trachoma)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


conjunctival (eye) swab ,

COBAS transport medium OR remel tube MR4 media (red topped, pink liquid),

(Do Not refrigerate - store at room temperature)


Turnaround Time:

1-5 days - contact laboratory if urgent

Nucleic acid amplification test for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in clinical samples

Note: samples are tested for both Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis in combination.

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Interfering factors include lubricants, hand sanitisers and talcum powder
Reference Lab: