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Laboratory Diagnosis Definitive Diagnosis

  • Culture and identification
    Presumptive identification and confirmation by nucleic acid probes, enzymatic, biochemical, or serologic tests
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) are most commonly used in high volume labs
    • Tests for Chlamydia trachomatis also test for Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    • See NAAT under chlamydia laboratory diagnosis