Chlamydial infection case definition

This document contains the case definitions for Chlamydial infection which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

Page last updated: 01 July 2013

Chlamydial infection

(Excluding eye infections)

Reporting

Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

Isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis

OR

Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by nucleic acid testing

OR

Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis antigen.

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