- Category: The Scope
The contents of this issue include:
- New Guidelines for gestational diabetes mellitus
- New requirement for ordering skin prick allergy test
- Bleeding times test discontinued
- New Labtests collection cerntre at Takanini
- New swabs/urine kits for Chlamydia/N.gonorrhoeae testing
- Collection Centre Christmas hours
The Scope, Issue 19
10 December 2015
- Category: Lab Update
18 November 2015
Trichomonas vaginalis testing at Labtests and Northland Pathology Laboratory
From Monday 30th November for approximately one week all urine and urogenital specimens received for Chlamydia trichomonas (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) testing from patients aged ≥ 13 years will also have a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). In addition, usual TV culture will continue on vaginal swabs received from patients aged 13 to 59 years (inclusive).
This additional testing is for a study entitled “Epidemiological study of Trichomonas vaginalis in the Auckland and Northland communities, based on nucleic acid amplification tests submitted for chlamydia testing”. Ethics approval has been obtained (15/CEN/136).
If you do not want your patient tested for TV, please state this very clearly on the request form.
All positive results will be reported as a supplementary report while negative results will not be reported.
This study will provide useful epidemiological information for primary care and laboratories, and will help to inform testing in the future.
If you have any questions please contact
Dr Arlo Upton