Noninvasive detection of chlamydia trachomatis in men

A comparison of two immunoassay tests

Daron Gale Ferris, William H. Martin, Mark Litaker

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Abstract

This investigation compared a rapid enzyme immunoassay test and an enzyme-amplified immunoassay test with culture for the noninvasive detection of Chlamydia trachomatis urethritis in men. Urine specimens from 108 male subjects were evaluated for the presence of C trachomatis antigen, using the Kodak Surecell Chlamydia rapid enzyme immunoassay test and IDEIA Chlamydia enzyme-amplified immunoassay test. The test results were then compared with urethral C trachomatis culture and urethral Gram’s stain analyses. Performance characteristics of the two tests were similar. The rapid chlamydial enzyme immunoassay test demonstrated several clinical advantages. Appropriate use of these tests may decrease patient morbidity and clarify organism etiology for enhanced specific medical care of urethritis in men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American College Health Association
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Chlamydia trachomatis
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Immunoassay
Urethritis
Chlamydia
Urine
Morbidity
Antigens
etiology
morbidity
medical care

Keywords

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Enzyme immunoassay
  • Urethritis

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Education

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Noninvasive detection of chlamydia trachomatis in men : A comparison of two immunoassay tests. / Ferris, Daron Gale; Martin, William H.; Litaker, Mark.

In: Journal of the American College Health Association, Vol. 41, No. 5, 01.01.1993, p. 217-220.

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