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ARCHIVED CHLAMYDIA INFORMATION
 
Fiscal Year 2014
 
For local health departments (who are pre-approved) and would like to establish an MOU/PO, please contact our DHMH Lab Fiscal Officer, Mr. Ken Keys by e-mail at ken.keys@maryland.gov DIRECTLY. For Fiscal Year 2014 (July 2013-June 2014), the  CT/GC NAAT cost reimbursable rate for reagents and supplies is $13.00/test
 
 
CT/GC NAATSpecimen Submission Guidelines
 
2014 Chlamydia/GC NAAT Updates
 


Fiscal Year 2013 Reminder
 
 

For local health departments (who are pre-approved) and would like to establish an MOU/PO, please contact our DHMH Lab Fiscal Officer, Mr. Ken Keys by e-mail at ken.keys@maryland.gov DIRECTLY.  For Fiscal Year 2013 (July 2012-June 2013), the  CT/GC NAAT cost reimbursable rate for reagents and supplies is $12.00/test.  For Fiscal Year 2014 (July 2013-June 2014), the  CT/GC NAAT cost reimbursable rate for reagents and supplies is estimated to be $13.00/test.

 

2013 Chlamydia/GC NAAT Updates
 

 

 
2012 Chlamydia/GC NAAT Updates
 
2012 Chlamydia/GC NAAT Statewide Sticker Allocation System
 
 
 
The guidance documents for those authorized to use MyLIMS are below. For assistance, please call the MyLIMS HelpDesk at 410-767-3573 (8:00AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday):
 
 
  
Change in Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae Qx Amplified DNA Assay Neat Urine Specimen Collection and Transport Procedures
 
All Submitters must be compliant by April 15, 2011
 
 
2011 Chlamydia/GC NAAT Statewide Sticker Allocation System
 
·         Swab Collection Procedure
·         MyLIMS Instructions
 
Chlamydia Allocation Sticker 2010: Short-term Gonorrhea Prevalence Assessment from September 13, 2010 to December 31, 2010 (August 10, 2010 Announcement)
 
In order to assess the burden of gonorrhea infection among females under 26 being screened in health department STD clinics, FP clinics and other approved IPP submitter sites, the Center for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention will conduct a short-term Gonorrhea Prevalence Assessment from September 13, 2010 to December 31st, 2010.
 
·         Frequently Asked Questions
·         MyLIMS Instructions
 
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2010 MD Chlamydia NAAT Sticker Allocation System - DHMH Laboratory Updates & Teleconferences (January 11, 2010):
 
The 2010 Chlamydia Testing Allocation Stickers were distributed last month to the sticker stewards (except for Frederick County). Please note that the 2010 allocation stickers are yellow, and valid from Jan 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
 
We would also like to remind everyone that effective February 1, 2010 the Chlamydia NAAT will be upgraded. The acceptable specimen types are as follows:
 
·         Urine (male and female)
·         Cervical/Endocervical Swab (female) - requires a NEW COLLECTION KIT
·         Urethral Swab (male) -requires a NEW COLLECTION KIT
Note: The swabs require NEW specimen collection kits effective February 1, 2010. Please contact the DHMH Laboratories Administration, Specimen Mailing Assemblies (Outfit Room) at 410-767-6120 or 410-767-6121 as soon as possible.
The DHMH Laboratories Administration will hold two teleconferences to discuss these updates on:
·         January 19, 2010 (Tuesday), 1:00PM-2:00PM
·         January 28, 2010 (Thursday), 11:00 AM-12:00PM
The dial-in number is: 410-549-4411, and the meeting ID number is: 0560#. To ensure that we have adequate lines for the scheduled teleconferences, please inform us by e-mail if you will be attending.
The handouts for the teleconference, specimen collection procedures, and request forms are as follows:
·         Urine Collection Procedure
·         Swab Collection Procedure
Please contact Ms. Susan Taylor (Lead Scientist - Chlamydia Laboratory) at 410-767-6154 or Dr. Carlos should you have any questions. Thank you.
 
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Chlamydia Testing Technology Change effective February 2, 2009:
 
The DHMH Laboratories Administration upgraded the technology it uses for Chlamydia screening from ELISA antigen capture assay to Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) based testing, which has become the accepted standard of laboratory practice.
The ELISA based Chlamydia trachomatis antigen detection is no longer available effective February 2, 2009, but was replaced by the Chlamydia trachomatis NAAT. An overview is provided on the Chlamydia Testing Technology Change handout.
The Chlamydia trachomatis NAAT and Chlamydia trachomatis/GC NAAT are restricted tests, which requires pre-approval prior to submission of specimens.
The acceptable specimens are urine, endocervical/cervical swab and male urethral swab specimens. The new specimen collection kits can be obtained from the DHMH Laboratories Administration, Specimen Mailing Assemblies (Outfit Room) by completing the Request Form and faxing to (410)333-5019, and also contacting your local health department.
 
The specimen collection and submission guidelines are as follows:
 
·         Urine Collection Protocol
·         Swab Collection Protocol
·         Specimen Submission Form
 
Effective February 2, 2009 governmental entities that are not covered by the Chlamydia trachomatis Testing Allocation System 2009 (Stickers), but were pre-approved to submit specimens for testing must contact the Fiscal Officer, Mr. Ken Keys at keysk@dhmh.state.md.us as soon as possible.
 
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Chlamydia Testing (Chlamydia trachomatis ONLY/NAAT) Allocation System 2009 (Stickers) SPECIFIC GUIDELINES :
 
To facilitate the Chlamydia testing allocation system transition, the DHMH Laboratories Administration will provide in-service training sessions. Five Training Sessions were held from January 12-15, 2009 (Charles, Wicomico, Howard, and Frederick counties) with an additional requested training session held on January 26, 2009 (Montgomery). Dial-in and WebEx options were also provided. The handouts are below:
 
·         Urine Collection Protocol
·         Swab Collection Protocol
·         MyLIMS
·         Preprinted Label Example