Temperature stability of vaginal specimens for chlamydia trachomatis detection by amplicor polymerase chain reaction assay Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Specimen Handling
  • Vaginal Diseases

abstract

  • Vaginal introital specimens were collected from 17 women - 10 positive and 7 negative for Chlamydia trachomatis, and kept in Amplicor collection medium at ambient temperature. Aliquots were removed at intervals for up to 34 days and frozen at -80 degrees C. Samples were thawed and assayed for C. trachomatis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The results of all specimens remained unchanged over this time interval.

publication date

  • July 28, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1258/0956462011923444

PubMed ID

  • 11394977

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 428

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 12

number

  • 7