Vaginal swabs are the optimal specimen for detection of genital chlamydia trachomatis or neisseria gonorrhoeae using the cobas 4800 CT/NG test

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  • 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). © 2013 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association All rights reserved.
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  • Van Der Pol B; Taylor SN; Liesenfeld O; Williams JA; Hook EW
  • Start Page

  • 247
  • End Page

  • 250
  • Volume

  • 40
  • Issue

  • 3