Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Rectal and Oropharyngeal Swabs and Urine Specimens from Men Who Have Sex With Men with Abbott's M2000 RealTime

Sex Transm Dis. 2015 Nov;42(11):650-1. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000360.

Abstract

We evaluated Abbott's RealTime assay for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) in the urethra, oropharynx, and rectum of 260 men who have sex with men. Compared with Hologic's AC2, RealTime had good agreement for detecting CT and GC. Overall, there were 25 CT and 44 GC AC2 positives, and 26 CT and 38 GC RealTime positives. For total negatives, there were 742 CT and 725 GC for AC2, 744 CT and 724 GC for RealTime.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis*
  • Chlamydia Infections / prevention & control
  • Chlamydia Infections / transmission
  • Chlamydia trachomatis / genetics
  • Chlamydia trachomatis / isolation & purification*
  • Gonorrhea / diagnosis*
  • Gonorrhea / prevention & control
  • Gonorrhea / transmission
  • Homosexuality, Male*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / genetics
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / isolation & purification*
  • Oropharynx / microbiology*
  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction / instrumentation*
  • Rectum / microbiology*
  • San Francisco / epidemiology
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Urethra / microbiology*

Substances

  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic