RCLS – Tackling the Increase of Gonorrhoea and Syphilis

RCLS – Tackling the Increase of Gonorrhoea and Syphilis

A report published by Public Health England (PHE) reveals that there was 7,137 diagnoses of syphilis reported in 2017, a 20% increase compared to 2016 and 44,676 diagnoses of gonorrhoea reported in 2017, a 22% increase compared to 2016.1

Overall, there were 422,147 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England during 2017.

To help with the increase of STI testing, Randox Clinical Laboratory Services offer a multiplex Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) test kit allowing your clinic, laboratory or GP practice to outsource sample STI testing.

Our STI array is the broadest IVD multiplex array on the market simultaneously detecting 10 infections due to our patented and intelligent Biochip Array Technology which utilises multiplex testing methodology in a rapid and accurate format. These 10 bacterial, viral and protozoan infections consist of:

·        Chlamydia ·        Trichomonas Vaginalis
·        Gonorrhoea ·        Mycoplasma Hominis
·        Syphilis ·        Mycoplasma Genitalium
·        Herpes Simplex 1 ·        Ureaplasma Urealyticum
·        Herpes Simplex 2 ·        Chancroid


The type of sample which should be sent to our Randox Clinical Laboratory Service lab is determined by the visibility of the patient’s symptoms.

Non-visible symptoms – urine sample required

Visible symptoms – swab sample required

The process of sending samples to RCLS is simple and easy to follow. Our project management teams incorporate a wealth of knowledge and are available accordingly, providing support and guidance. This enables support to be available from your initial enquiry through to the shipment of the samples. As a result we are always delivering to your project aims and timelines.

RCLS currently has four state of the art, fully functional ISO12025 accredited laboratories across the UK. They are situated in Liverpool, London and two in Northern Ireland, Hollywood and Randox Science Park in Antrim.

Overall, by utilising Randox Clinical Laboratory Services you can save your laboratory time and money. Due to our multiplex panels we offer a cost effective, labour saving and time reducing solutions for your STI testing. Providing your laboratory with the best solution to outsource your samples.

Contact us at info@rcls.com to find out more information about RCLS and our STI testing service.

1 – Public Health England




Clinical Laboratory Survey