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Sexually transmitted disease

Chlamydia Trachomatis

Testing Chlamydia with amplification test is considered as a gold standard. Tests can be performed on urine samples, in contrast with culture and hybridization test where there is possibility only to perform on urethral swab specimens similar to NG tests.
PCR testing is preferred because of its higher sensitivity.

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Classical methods like culture and nucleic acid hybridization limits the type of samples on which testing can be performed. PCR allows a wider range of testing as besides female endocervical or male urethral swab specimens it is capable to detect the pathogens taken by vaginal swabs or in male and female urine as well. So far culture is the most available option to diagnose the infection with NG in nongenital site for example rectum and pharnyx, GenoID enable to perform PCR testing on these kinds of samples types as well.

Trichomonas vaginalis

TV infection is highly prevalent worldwide and is associated with urethritis, prostatities, and urethral strictures in men.
PCR is more sensitive than either culture or wet mount for the diagnosis of TV vaginal infections, although culture is still considered to be the diagnostic gold standard.
Wet mount although widely used, easy, rapid and inexpensive, it has low sensitivity, so negative cases should be repeated by either culture or PCR.

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