Screening Tests To Detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections — 2002

Screening Tests To Detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections — 2002

by Robert E. Johnson

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Screening Tests To Detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections — 2002 by Robert E. Johnson, Wilbert J. Newhall, John R. Papp, Joan S. Knapp

This report updates the 1993 guidelines for selecting laboratory tests for C. trachomatis with an emphasis on screening men and women in the United States. (In this report, screening refers to testing persons in the absence of symptoms or signs indicating C. trachomatis or N. gonorrhoeae infection.) In addition, these guidelines consider tests from an economic perspective and expand the previous guidelines to address detection of N. gonorrhoeae as well as C. trachomatis infections. Because of the increased cost of NAATs, certain laboratories are modifying manufacturers’ procedures to improve test sensitivity without incurring the full cost associated with screening with a NAAT. Such approaches addressed in these guidelines are pooling of specimens before testing with a NAAT and additional testing of specimens whose non-NAAT test result is within a gray zone. This report also addresses the need for additional testing after a positive screening test to improve the specificity of a final diagnosis.

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BN ID: 2940013887466
Publisher: 1001 Property Solutions LLC
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

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