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Review Article

Molecular Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis in the United States

Table 4

United states food and drug administration-approved specimen sources for commercially available Chlamydia trachomatis nucleic acid amplification testing. Data are derived from [5052].

ModalitySymptomatic femaleSymptomatic maleAsymptomatic femaleAsymptomatic male

AMPLICOREndocervixUrethraEndocervixUrethra
UrineUrineUrineUrine

BD ProbeTec ETEndocervixUrethraEndocervixUrethra
UrineUrineUrineUrine

APTIMA Combo 2EndocervixUrethraEndocervixUrethra
UrineUrineUrineUrine
VaginaaVaginaa
Gynecology ExambGynecology Examb
Vaginac

aClinician collected.
bCollected in PreservCyt Solution; processed with ThinPrep 2000 system (Cytyc Corporation, Marlborough, Mass, USA).
cPatient collected.