APHL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened an expert panel in 2009 to evaluate available information and produce recommendations that will result in the development of Guidelines for the Laboratory Diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Treponema pallidum in the United States. The panel included STD clinicians, STD program directors, STD researchers, and public health laboratorians. Audiences for these recommendations include laboratory directors, laboratory staff, clinicians and disease control personnel. The final recommendations for laboratory diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae were released in 2014.

Meeting Report:  Laboratory Diagnostic Testing for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Final Recommendations: Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae-2014

Other Resources: APHL Laboratory testing for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae

Meeting Report: Laboratory Diagnostic Testing for Treponema pallidum

Other Resources: APHL T. Pallidum Page

For more information, contact Anne M Gaynor, Phd, manager, HIV, Hepatitis, STD and TB programs, Infectious Disease, 240.485.2739, anne.gaynor@aphl.org.