Journal article

Assessment of Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence by PCR and LCR in women presenting for termination of pregnancy.

SM Garland, S Tabrizi, J Hallo, S Chen

Sex Transm Infect | Published : 2000


OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in a patient population presenting for legal termination of pregnancy by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and ligase chain reaction (LCR), from first catch urine and self administered tampons, and comparing with the traditionally collected endocervical swab tested by both PCR and culture. METHODS: Consecutive women attending for legal termination of pregnancy were screened for chlamydia by patient collected first catch urine and tampon, and physician collected endocervical swab. RESULTS: Of 1175 patients with complete samples, there were 33 (2.8%) in whom chlamydia was detected by two or more assays from one or more sample site...

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