Performance of the Syva Direct Fluorescent Antibody Assay for Chlamydia in a Low-Prevalence Population

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common reportable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. In the 1980s, rapid diagnostic tests for chlamydia began to replace more cumbersome tissue culture methods. Current data on rapid antigen detection assays demonstrate acceptable sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values in populations with a… CONTINUE READING