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15. Blood bottles & Abbott multi-Collect Kit

For all virology testing requiring an EDTA blood sample please use a 9mL tube (e.g. Vacuette tube 9mL K3E K3EDTA - lavender cap).

For all NHSGGC sites please order the 9ml EDTA bottles from the PECOS internet procurement manager, search for Item No./Mfr No. 455036. 

Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing

For Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR please use the Abbott multi-collect specimen collection kit for: 

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Please see the full details regarding the Abbott multi-collect specimen collection kit at the website below, images are used to assist staff with identifying which collection tube to submit different sample types: https://www.abbottmolecular.com/products/infectious-diseases/realtime-pcr/multi-collect-specimen-kit.html

Males

  1. Urine
  2. Rectal swab (if required)
  3. Pharyngeal swab (if required, not CE marked)

Females

  1. Self-collected vulvovaginal swabs
  2. Rectal swab (if required)
  3. Pharyngeal swab (if required, not CE marked)

Eye swabs however must be submitted in Viral PCR Sample Solution (VPSS) and NOT using the Abbott multi-collect specimen collection kit for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing.

Virus PCR sample solution

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