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doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181d73cc7
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Sampling Technique and Detection Rates for Pharyngeal Gonorrhea Using Culture

Razali, Mohamed F.*; Fairley, Christopher K. PHD*†; Hocking, Jane PHD†; Bradshaw, Catriona S. PHD†‡; Chen, Marcus Y. PHD*†

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Abstract

In a study of 6721 pharyngeal gonorrhoea culture results taken by 43 clinicians, there was a significant difference in the detection rate by individual clinician (0%–10%, median: 1.3%, P = 0.05). The detection rate was associated with the frequency with which clinicians reported inducing a gag reflex when taking pharyngeal swabs (P < 0.05).

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