Journal article

Pooling Pharyngeal, Anorectal, and Urogenital Samples for Screening Asymptomatic Men Who Have Sex with Men for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Duygu Durukan, Tim RH Read, Catriona S Bradshaw, Christopher K Fairley, Deborah A Williamson, Vesna De Petra, Kate Maddaford, Rebecca Wigan, Marcus Y Chen, Anne Tran, Eric PF Chow

Journal of Clinical Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae at the pharyngeal, urogenital, and anorectal sites is recommended for men who have sex with men (MSM). Combining the three individual-site samples into a single pooled sample could result in significant cost savings, provided there is no significant sensitivity reduction. The aim of this study was to examine the sensitivity of pooled samples for detecting chlamydia and gonorrhea in asymptomatic MSM using a nucleic acid amplification test. Asymptomatic MSM who tested positive for chlamydia or gonorrhoea were invited to participate. Paired samples were obtained from participants prior to administration of treatment. To form the pool..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant


Awarded by NHMRC Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant (GNT568971). E.P.F.C. is supported by an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1172873). T.R.H.R. was supported by the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (GNT1091536).