010-Chlamydia & Neisseria

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

Introduction:

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common notifiable disease in the United States with >1.3 million infections reported to CDC in 2010.

Objectives:

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. discuss the public health effects of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  2. list the reasons why NAAT testing is recommended.
  3. discuss the reasons why NAAT testing is a challenge to the laboratory.
  4. outline the culture techniques for identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  5. outline the culture techniques for identification of Chlamydia trachomatis.
  6. describe a gram stain of a urethral specimen positive for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  7. compare the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in women compared to men.
  8. discuss the specialized procedures for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in cases of suspected sexual assault.
  9. describe Lymphogranuloma vereneum infection and laboratory detection.
  10. discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pooling spe

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