Scope of the tests
MDU offers a molecular detection service for organisms not usually covered by a standard STI screen. Currently the organisms for which we screen are:
Ureaplasma urealyticum (serovar B)
The tests are real-time PCRs using primers specific for the organisms and including internal controls for non-specific inhibition which could lead to false negative results. The methods are fully validated in-house method. Summaries of the validations are available from the Unit Manager.
We aim to issue reports within two weeks of receiving a sample. However, as we offer a bespoke service and make rigorous efforts to produce a result from any sample, submitted turnaround times may be extended if repeat testing is required.
If you are unhappy with the service provided by MDU or if you wish to make suggestions on how our service can be improved, please contact the Unit Manager.