Enzyme amplified immunoassay: A novel technique applied to direct detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in clinical specimens

S. F. Pugh*, R. C.B. Slack, E. O. Caul, I. D. Paul, P. N. Appleton, S. Gatley

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Abstract

Endocervical swabs from 212 women and urethral swabs from 100 men were tested by the routine methods for McCoy cell culture and simultaneously by a novel enzyme amplified immunoassay test to detect chlamydia antigen. Overall correlation of the amplified test with culture was 96.5 %. The test proved to be a suitable screening procedure for genital chlamydial infection, particularly for large numbers of specimens or in cases in which culture was not available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1141
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Pathology
Volume38
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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