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Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) PCR

Category Microbiology >> Microbiology
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


Sample & container required Sample sent for Chlamydia/gonorrhoea NAAT positive for C.trachomatis. BD Qx SDA collection kit
Sample collection

Ensure area is cleaned before sampling cellular rectal material

Transport storage Room temperature storage, transport to Microbiology.
Turnaround time 1 week

Other sample sites (e.g. urine, throat) may be accepted; please contact the laboratory if required.