Cervical specimen order and performance measures of Chlamydia trachomatis diagnostic testing

Khalil G Ghanem, Robert E. Johnson, Emilia H. Koumans, Jeanne M. Marrazzo, Lauri E. Markowitz

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The orders of three endocervical specimens of 3,561 women for Chlamydia trachomatis testing were randomized to determine whether test performance measures of two nucleic acid amplification tests and a DNA probe were affected by swab order. Specimen collection order did not appear to affect the diagnostic accuracy of these tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5295-5297
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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