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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Chlamydia trachomatis / Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR

Test Name

Chlamydia trachomatis / Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR

Gene Name

Proprietary

Test Code

CTNGSD

Division

Molecular Microbiology - Bacterial

Method

Strand Displacement Assay

External Proficiency Testing

College of American Pathologists

Turn Around Time

Within 4 days

Disease/Condition

  • Gonorrhea and Chlamydia urethritis
  • Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Cervicitis

Specimen Type

  • Cervix
  • Vagina
  • Urethra
  • Urine

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Use BD ProbeTec ET CT/GC collection swabs: 

  • Pink swab for cervical and vaginal swabs for females
  • Blue swab for  urethral swab for males
  • Urine (males and females) collected in sterile, preservative-free containers from first void specimen (not midstream), volume between 15 to 60 mls.
  • Specimens that fall outside of this range will be REJECTED.

Storage/Transportation

  • Store and transport  from collection to SickKids at 2 - 27°C  within 4 days of collection.

Special Requirements

Health Canada approved

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212