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Pooling of Clinical Specimens Prior to testing for Chlamydia trachomatis by PCR Is Accurate and Cost Saving

McNiven, Michelle; Yee, Tracey; Schiemer, Ursula; Bowden, Francis


The accuracy and cost savings of pooling specimens prior to testing for Chlamydia trachomatis by PCR were evaluated with genital and urine specimens (n = 2,600). There was a 60% reduction in tests without significant loss of accuracy. The efficiency of pooling vaginal swabs is demonstrated for the first time.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.42.10.4866-4867.2004


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