Journal article

Increased diagnostic yield of routine multiplex PCR compared to clinician requested testing for detection of Trichomonas vaginalis

Brooke Webb, Andrea Crampton, Michelle J Francis, John Hamblin, Tony M Korman, Maryza Graham

PATHOLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection is the leading cause of non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI) globally and is endemic in rural and remote Australia. However, current accurate prevalence data for TV in urban Australia are scarce as TV is not a notifiable infection outside of the Northern Territory (NT). This study evaluated Australian guidelines for TV testing and determined TV prevalence among patients at a large urban public hospital in Melbourne, Australia. A retrospective analysis of genitourinary samples screened for STIs by multiplex polymerase chain reaction (MPCR) between May 2017 and April 2019 was performed. A total of 7155 results (5064 females) were included in the a..

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