Last updated: Tuesday, 27, July, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
Sexually transmitted diseases
Genital swab for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis.
Virus detection, culture for herpes simplex virus if there is a suspicious lesion.
Sexual partner(s) must also be tested.
Expert counselling is required.
Cervical cytology; cervical biopsy (colposcopically directed) of any suspicious lesion, as cervical cytology fails to detect a serious lesion (including malignancy) in up to 50% of patients.
There is a strong association between infection with some strains of human papillomavirus and cervical carcinoma.