First evaluation of polymerase chain reaction assays used for diagnosis of Mycoplasma genitalium in Russia.

@article{Shipitsyna2009FirstEO,
  title={First evaluation of polymerase chain reaction assays used for diagnosis of Mycoplasma genitalium in Russia.},
  author={Elena Shipitsyna and Ekaterina Zolotoverkhaya and Birthe Dohn and A Benkovich and Alevtina Savicheva and Evgenij Sokolovsky and J\orgen Skov Jensen and Marius Domeika and Magnus Unemo},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={1164-72}
}
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of Mycoplasma genitalium is entirely based on nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs). In Russia, several M. genitalium polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays have been developed; however, any evaluation of their performance has never been performed. OBJECTIVE To assess the performance of five PCRs developed and currently used in Russia for diagnosis of M. genitalium. MATERIALS AND METHODS Vaginal swabs and first voided urine samples (FVUs) from 281 females and… CONTINUE READING