Introduction of routine polymerase chain reaction testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a community laboratory.

Abstract

We introduced polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) on the Cobas 4800 CT/NG assay for all samples received with a Chlamdyia trachomatis request in March 2012. From 1 March 2012 to 30 June 2012, all PCR-positive/culture-negative specimens had additional testing at another assay. A total of 40053 tests were performed. The estimated specificity and positive predictive value were 99.9% and 97.1%, respectively; thus routine additional testing is not required.

DOI: 10.1071/SH12213

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@article{Upton2013IntroductionOR, title={Introduction of routine polymerase chain reaction testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a community laboratory.}, author={Arlo Upton and Janet A Wilson and Liselle Bissessor}, journal={Sexual health}, year={2013}, volume={10 4}, pages={387-8} }