Spotlight on Test Utilization: STD Screening in MSM - Importance of Testing Extra-Genital Sites
Robert Schlaberg, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Microbial Amplified Detection, Virology, and Fecal Chemistry Laboratories, ARUP Laboratories
Assistant Medical Director, Virology and Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratories, ARUP Laboratories
Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Dr. Schlaberg is the medical director of the Microbial Amplified Detection, Virology, and Fecal Chemistry laboratories and an assistant medical director of the Molecular Infectious Disease laboratories at ARUP, as well as an assistant professor of clinical pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his MD and doctor medicinæ degrees at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Wuerzburg, Germany and his master of public health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City, where he also served as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Schlaberg trained in clinical pathology at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he was the chief clinical pathology resident. He is certified in clinical pathology and medical microbiology by the American Board of Pathology and was awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists.
- 2011 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance
- 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines
- Prevalence of rectal, urethral, and pharyngeal chlamydia and gonorrhea detected in 2 clinical settings among men who have sex with men: San Francisco, California, 2003.
- Evaluation of sexual history-based screening of anatomic sites for chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in men having sex with men in routine practice.
- Infections missed by urethral-only screening for chlamydia or gonorrhea detection among men who have sex with men.
- Screening of oropharynx and anorectum increases prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in female STD clinic visitors.
- Anatomic distribution of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium infections in men who have sex with men.
Video released on July 1, 2013
University of Utah Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories