Posted Nov. 19, 2015
The BC Public Health Microbiology Reference Lab (BC PHMRL) has recently implemented new tests, including Nucleic Acid Test for
Trichomonas vaginalis and Enzyme Immune Assay (EIA) for syphilis. Both are DNA tests that are more sensitive and specific for the identified infections. The changes are supported by the BC PHMRL and BCCDC’s STI clinical leadership team.
As a result of this change, two STI DSTs have been revised.
The STI Assessment DST has been revised as follows:
Trichomoniasis DST has been revised as follows:
Please review and incorporate into your practice the revised DSTs as they outline the current requirements for CRNBC Sexually Transmitted Infections Management Certified Practice.
More detailed information about the revisions can be found on the BCCDC SmartSex blog.
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