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This page provides information on CGH laboratory tests which are available to external laboratories. External laboratories can find information such as acceptable sample types, test turn-around times, test methodology, and guidance on clinical interpretation of results.

For detailed test information, please download and view the PDF files.

For enquiries about test availability, please refer to the contact details below.

Available Tests

​Test NameTest InformationDetailed Test Information (PDF)Last Updated
​Bacteria / Candida Multiplex PCR​Detection of multiple bacteria and Candida species from sterile body fluids.

Updated: testing methodology with changes in the detected pathogens, and addition of selected antimicrobial resistance (AMR) detection.
CGH_Bacteria and Candida PCR_20240304 [ 0.44 MB | PDF ]
04 March 2024
​Helicobacter pylori PCR (+ prediction of clarithromycin resistance)
​PCR for detection of Helicobacter pylori and clarithromycin resistance. Appropriate sample types for testing are gastric tissue biopsies, and gastric tissue transported in a CLO test cartridge.CGH_Helicobacter pylori PCR_20230704 [ 0.17 MB | PDF ]​04 July 2023
Herpes simplex / varicella zoster PCR
Detection and differentiation of HSV1 and HSV2, and of VZV from clinical specimens.
CGH_HSV VZV PCR_20220309 [ 0.60 MB | PDF ]
09 April 2022
​Joint infection Multiplex PCR
​Multiplex PCR panel for the detection of clinically relevant organisms from synovial fluid obtained from individuals suspected to have a joint infection.
CGH_Joint Infection PCR_20240130 [ 0.74 MB | PDF ]
​30 Jan 2024
​Leptospira PCR
PCR test for detection of Leptospira species. Appropriate sample types for testing are blood, urine and CSF.​​​CGH_Leptospira PCR_20230704 [ 0.16 MB | PDF ]​04 July 2023
​Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei) PCR​Detection of B. pseudomallei from respiratory samples, pus, urine and swabs and blood.CGH_B pseudomallei PCR_20210425 [ 0.58 MB | PDF ]​25 April 2021
​Meningitis / Encephalitis PCR​Detection of multiple bacteria, viruses and Cryptococcus neoformans from CSF samples.CGH_Meningitis Encephalitis PCR_20220811 [ 0.54 MB | PDF ]​11 August 2022
Pneumocystis jirovecii (carinii) PCR​Detection and semi-quantitation of Pneumocystis jirovecii (PCP) from respiratory samples.CGH_Pneumocystis jirovecii PCR_20210902 [ 0.50 MB | PDF ]​​02 September 2021
​​Pneumonia Multiplex PCR (Viral/ Bacterial/ Resistance Gene)​Detection of multiple bacteria, atypical and viral pathogens from respiratory samples. Includes detection of mecA, CTX-M, NDM and KPC resistance genes. CGH_Pneumonia Panel PCR_20210425 [ 0.65 MB | PDF ]​​25 April 2021

Contact Us

General enquiries

Jessica Lau
Principal Medical Lab Technologist

Clinical information about tests

Dr Crystal Wong
Consultant, Laboratory Medicine