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Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Site specific swab in chlamydia transport medium

Testing for LGV is performed by specific request only from samples known to be positive for Chlamydia trachomatis


Turnaround Time:

3-10 days

Detection of strains of  Chlamydia trachomatis causing Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)

Other Comments:

Specimen transport: Transport to laboratory as soon as possible.

Referred to Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reference Laboratory, Colindale.