January 2011

Discontinuation of complement fixation testing for Mycoplasma, Chlamydia and Coxiella from February 1st 2011.


Commencing February 1st 2011, the NVRL will no longer perform complement fixation tests (CFT) for the diagnosis of the above bacterial infections (PCR for C.trachomatis will continue as normal ). There are a number of reasons for this decision. Over the past 6 months, the NVRL – in conjunction with laboratories in the UK – has been unable to obtain control antigens for Chlamydia for use in the CFT assay due to a manufacturing problem. Unfortunately, no alternative source of antigen is available.

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