The laboratory diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infections.

  title={The laboratory diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infections.},
  author={Max A. Chernesky},
  journal={The Canadian journal of infectious diseases \& medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie medicale},
  volume={16 1},
  • M. Chernesky
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie medicale
Lower genital tract infections with Chlamydia trachomatis are predominantly asymptomatic in men and women. Diagnostic technology has provided several approaches to the diagnosis of C trachomatis. Outside of cells, Chlamydia can die or degrade without optimal storage and transportation. Because some of the other assays perform better on certain specimen types, it is important for laboratories to recognize these differences and provide advice to physicians and nurses collecting patient specimens… 

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