Course # DL-010 - Chlamydia & Neisseria
by Helen M. Sowers, M.A., CLS Dept. of Biological Science (Retired) California State University, East Bay
Approved for 2.0 CE/Contact Hours
Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common notifiable disease in the United States with >1.3 million infections reported to CDC in 2010.
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
- discuss the public health effects of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
- list the reasons why NAAT testing is recommended.
- discuss the reasons why NAAT testing is a challenge to the laboratory.
- outline the culture techniques for identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
- outline the culture techniques for identification of Chlamydia trachomatis.
- describe a gram stain of a urethral specimen positive for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
- compare the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in women compared to men.
- discuss the specialized procedures for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in cases of suspected sexual assault.
- describe Lymphogranuloma vereneum infection and laboratory detection.
- discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pooling spe