Evaluation of pooled ocular and vaginal swabs by the Cepheid GeneXpert CT/NG assay for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae compared to the genprobe aptima combo 2 assay

L. Dize, S. K. West, H. Mkocha, T. C. Quinn, C. A. Gaydos

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Ocular swabs from Tanzania were tested for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), and self-collected vaginal swabs collected through a home collection program, iwantthekit.org, were tested for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and CT to evaluate Cepheid GeneXpert for the use of pooling multiple specimens before testing. GeneXpert shows to be a promising test for pooling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-104
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015



  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Pooling
  • Trachoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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