On March 15, 2021, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) Communicable Disease Division will begin testing for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC), and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) using our new Hologic Panther System. This change in testing requires different collection kits from previous test methods and previous collection kits will no longer be accepted.
Please refer to the pictorial collection kit guide to determine which kits are most appropriate for your patients.
The BD collection kits we previously accepted may be discarded after the change has occurred. They will no longer be accepted for testing after March 31, 2021.
Existing submitters will be sent new Aptima collection kits in preparation for the change. If you do not receive these kits and would like them, please contact our Clinical Orders Department at 800-862-1088 and request collection kits to meet your testing needs for up to 2 weeks at a time.
This change in testing will allow us to continue to provide highly accurate testing with potentially shorter time to results – and all at the same cost.