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J Clin Microbiol. 2000 Sep;38(9):3502-4.

Comparison of a ligase chain reaction-based assay and cell culture for detection of pharyngeal carriage of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Whittall St. Clinic, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Andy_Winter@talk21.com

Abstract

In 264 genitourinary medicine clinic attenders reporting recent fellatio, the prevalence of pharyngeal Chlamydia trachomatis determined by an expanded standard including cell culture and two in-house PCR tests was 1.5% in 194 women and zero in 70 men. The ligase chain reaction (Abbott LCx) had a specificity of 99.2% and a positive predictive value of 60%.

PMID:
10970416
PMCID:
PMC87419
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