Pooling ocular swab specimens from Tanzania for testing by Roche Amplicor and Aptima Combo 2 assays for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis: Accuracy and cost-savings

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Abstract

Ocular swabs collected in Tanzania were evaluated by Amplicor CT PCR and Aptima Combo2 assays for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis to determine if pooling could be used to reduce the cost of detection. Pooling would be an accurate method and has thus far resulted in a cost-savings of 62.2%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Cost-savings
  • Pooling
  • Trachoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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