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Webinar: Practicing Evidence-Based Medicine in Managing STIs (Hologic)

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 12:15 pm ET, Hologic is hosting a webinar addressing the public health concern of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how Universal Screening can improve patient care through established screening guidelines.

Link to Join: https://bit.ly/HologicAugust26
Use the link above to join the WebEx on August 26th at 12:15pm ET.

For additional questions, please use the Contact Us link above and choose Laboratory Services.

Compliance & Safety, Education & Training, General Information

Self-Swab for STI Testing

Self-collected vaginal swabs may be used for STI testing as opposed to provider-collected swabs. Self-collected swabs are supported by current clinical guidelines as recent studies have shown their equivalence, if not superiority, in quality and their association with increased patient satisfaction.

NOTE: Self-collection must still take place in a healthcare setting and is not approved for at-home collection.

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Advanced Technology Laboratory, Main lab, Referral/Sendouts

RESOLVED-Update: STD Testing Supply Shortage

As of 5/18/2021 – Production of collection kits is no longer limited. Please resume normal ordering practices. 

There is a national shortage of testing and collection material for Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) and Gonococcal (GC) infections. Spectrum Health is currently experiencing difficulties obtaining collection kits to perform the testing for all methods.
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