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BACKGROUND Certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical samples are strongly associated with squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) and invasive cervical carcinoma. We determined and(More)
BACKGROUND Vaginal swabs were recently U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) using Gen-Probe Incorporated's APTIMA COMBO2(More)
A dual collection device containing flocked and wrapped rayon swabs was used to collect vaginal and cervical samples from 494 women. The swabs were separated into individual tubes and sent to the(More)
In a comparison of commercial ligase chain reaction (LCR; Abbott) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR; Roche) assays, measuring plasmid genes of Chlamydia trachomatis, some specimens were found to be(More)