|Description||Chlamydia trachomatis causes a sexually transmitted disease (STI) which is also known as the "silent" disease because 50% of infected men and 75% of infected women are asymptomatic. Up to 40% of infected women can develop short- and long-term complications ranging from PID to infertility. It can cause rectal infection in those who have receptive anal intercourse. Neonatal eye disease due to chlamydia trachomatis occurs around 5-14 days post-partum in approximately 50% of children born to infected mothers. A urine sample can be sent and should reach the laboratory as soon as possible.
N. gonorrhoea is the causative agent of gonorrhoeal disease. The majority of gonorrhoeal infections are uncomplicated lower genital tract infections and may be asymptomatic. However, if left untreated in women, infections can ascend and cause PID. PID can manifest as endometritis, salpingitis, pelvic peritonitis, and tubo-ovarian abscesses. A smaller percentage of persons with gonococcal infections may develop Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI).|
|Indication||STI testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea should be offered to all patients under 25 years of age or sexually active.
Urine sample not suitable for Trichomonas testing - see STI testing Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea and Trichomonas Vaginalis -swab samples|
|Additional Info||All samples are tested routinely for both Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea. Please indicate in clinical details if either test is specifically not required|
|Collection Conditions||PLEASE USE APTIMA COLLECTION KITS ONLY.
20-30ml of initial stream urine should be collected in to sterile universal.
Transfer 2ml of urine into urine specimen transport tube. Sample level should fall between the two black lines on the sample tube
Use separate sample bags for specimens, do not mix with samples for bacterial culture.|
|Freq.||once. See also swab testing|
|Ref. Range (Male)|| |
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||
|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||4 days|
|IP Routine TAT||4 days|
|GP Acute TAT||4 days|
|GP Routine TAT||4 days|
Originally edited by : Dr. H. Schuster. Review due on 02/02/2019 09:55:29. Published By K Roberts on 02/02/2018 09:55:29.