Effect of endocervical-specimen adequacy on detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by the APTIMA COMBO 2 assay

C. K. Rogers, B. J. Wood, P. Rizzo, C. A. Gaydos

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Abstract

Six hundred one endocervical specimens were analyzed for Chlamydia trachomatis by the APTIMA Combo 2 assay and evaluated for columnar epithelial cell adequacy by direct fluorescent-antibody staining. With 5.5% positive adequate and 7.8% positive inadequate specimens (P = 0.27), the study suggested no difference in positivity rates due to specimen adequacy when this amplified technology was used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4564-4565
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume44
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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