Expanded gold standard in the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis in a low prevalence population: diagnostic efficacy of tissue culture, direct immunofluorescence, enzyme immunoassay, PCR and serology.

@article{Thejls1994ExpandedGS,
  title={Expanded gold standard in the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis in a low prevalence population: diagnostic efficacy of tissue culture, direct immunofluorescence, enzyme immunoassay, PCR and serology.},
  author={H Thejls and Judy Gnarpe and H{\aa}kan Gnarpe and P{\aa}l G. Larsson and J-J Platz-Christensen and Lars Fr\osig Ostergaard and Anja Victor},
  journal={Genitourinary medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={300-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of chlamydia culture, direct immunofluorescence (DFA), direct enzyme immunoassay (EIA), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology by defining positive culture or at least two positive non-culture tests as true positive. SETTING Three gynaecological departments located in separate areas of Sweden. PATIENTS AND DESIGN All pregnant women requesting abortion during a six month period were included. In cases with unconfirmed non-culture tests… CONTINUE READING

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