Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182717833
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Vaginal Swabs Are the Optimal Specimen for Detection of Genital Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae Using the Cobas 4800 CT/NG Test

Van Der Pol, Barbara PhD, MPH*†; Taylor, Stephanie N. MD; Liesenfeld, Oliver MD§; Williams, James A. BS; Hook, Edward W. III MD¶∥

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Abstract

Abstract: Performance characteristics of the Cobas 4800 CT/NG assay were estimated for vaginal swab samples from more than 4000 women. Vaginal samples identified 92.9% and 98.5% of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections, respectively, which was more than any other single specimen type (endocervical swabs or urine) regardless of collection method (clinician collected or self-obtained).

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