Diagnosis of chlamydia trachomatis infections in women : urinary PCR compared to cervical culture and PCR on cervical swabs in high risk females

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/68333
Title:
Diagnosis of chlamydia trachomatis infections in women : urinary PCR compared to cervical culture and PCR on cervical swabs in high risk females
Authors:
Jón Hjaltalín Ólafsson; Steingrímur Davíðsson; Sigfús M. Karlsson; Rannveig Pálsdóttir; Ólafur Steingrímsson
Citation:
Læknablaðið 1995, 81(8):536-7, 539-40
Issue Date:
1-Jul-1995
Abstract:
Diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women has traditionally depended on cell culture or enzyme linked immunoassay. Recently Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) has been shown to be more sensitive than these methods when performed on endocervical swabs. A total of 203 high risk females were enrolled in a comparative study of three methods for diagnosing C. trachomatis infections: McCoy cell culture and Amplicor® PCR on endocervical swabs and urine. Thirty four had positive cultures, 38 positive PCR from cervix and 37 had positive PCR on urine specimens. When discrepancy occurred, the leftover Amplicor® specimen was retested by Roche with Amplicor® and a primer for the Major Outer Membrane Protein (MOMP) gene. None was false positive in cell culture or in urinary PCR but two were false positive in cervical PCR. In all three tests, 32 were positive. The sensitivity of culture was 87%, 92% in cervical PCR and 95% in urinary PCR. The specificity was 100% in both cul¬ture and urinary PCR but 98% in cervical PCR. The results show that Amplicor® PCR performed on female urine is more sensitive and as specific as cell culture.
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dc.contributor.authorJón Hjaltalín Ólafsson-
dc.contributor.authorSteingrímur Davíðsson-
dc.contributor.authorSigfús M. Karlsson-
dc.contributor.authorRannveig Pálsdóttir-
dc.contributor.authorÓlafur Steingrímsson-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-15T13:13:12Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-15T13:13:12Z-
dc.date.issued1995-07-01-
dc.date.submitted2009-05-15-
dc.identifier.citationLæknablaðið 1995, 81(8):536-7, 539-40en
dc.identifier.issn0023-7213-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/68333-
dc.descriptionNeðst á síðunni er hægt að nálgast greinina í heild sinni með því að smella á hlekkinn View/Openen
dc.description.abstractDiagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women has traditionally depended on cell culture or enzyme linked immunoassay. Recently Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) has been shown to be more sensitive than these methods when performed on endocervical swabs. A total of 203 high risk females were enrolled in a comparative study of three methods for diagnosing C. trachomatis infections: McCoy cell culture and Amplicor® PCR on endocervical swabs and urine. Thirty four had positive cultures, 38 positive PCR from cervix and 37 had positive PCR on urine specimens. When discrepancy occurred, the leftover Amplicor® specimen was retested by Roche with Amplicor® and a primer for the Major Outer Membrane Protein (MOMP) gene. None was false positive in cell culture or in urinary PCR but two were false positive in cervical PCR. In all three tests, 32 were positive. The sensitivity of culture was 87%, 92% in cervical PCR and 95% in urinary PCR. The specificity was 100% in both cul¬ture and urinary PCR but 98% in cervical PCR. The results show that Amplicor® PCR performed on female urine is more sensitive and as specific as cell culture.en
dc.language.isoisen
dc.publisherLæknafélag Íslands, Læknafélag Reykjavíkuren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.laeknabladid.isen
dc.subjectKynsjúkdómaren
dc.subjectKlamýdíaen
dc.subject.meshChlamydia Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshBacteriological Techniquesen
dc.subject.meshChlamydia trachomatisen
dc.subject.meshPolymerase Chain Reactionen
dc.titleDiagnosis of chlamydia trachomatis infections in women : urinary PCR compared to cervical culture and PCR on cervical swabs in high risk femalesis
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalLæknablaðiðen
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