Comparative performance of culture using swabs transported in Amies medium and the Aptima Combo 2 nucleic acid amplification test in detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from genital and extra-genital sites: a retrospective study

Lindsey Harryman, Sara Scofield, John Macleod, David Carrington, O Martin Williams, Arnold Fernandes, Paddy Horner

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Abstract

Nucleic acid amplification tests are being increasingly used for the routine diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC), although culture remains essential for monitoring antimicrobial resistance. The authors investigated how symptoms and infection site influenced test sensitivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalSexually Transmitted Infections
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Culture Media
  • Female
  • Gonorrhea
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques
  • Pharyngeal Diseases
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sex Factors
  • Specimen Handling
  • Urethral Diseases
  • Vaginal Diseases
  • Vulvar Diseases

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