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The paper by Hopkins et al suggests that repeat testing for C trachomatis (CT) and N gonorrhoeae is unnecessary.1 This issue has long been debated2–4 and currently, with many laboratories having to reduce costs, the view put forward in this paper seems attractive. We would, however, like to make the following points. Repeat testing for CT using the same platform is not recommended for the purpose of confirmation. Confirmation must be by a second …
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