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Title: Evaluation of Copan FLOQSwab for the molecular detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by Abbott RealTime CT PCR
Authors: Coorevits, L.
Vanscheeuwijck, C.
Traen, A.
Bingé, L.
Ryckaert, I.
Padalko, Elizaveta
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, 70 (6), p. 398-402
Abstract: Objectives: We evaluated Copan FLOQSwabs next to Abbott swabs for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) by Abbott RealTime PCR. Methods: We collected 1062 paired swabs from female sex workers. The study was divided in two arms, according to the order of swab collection. Results: If the Abbott swab was collected first, 501 couples were concordant and two discordant (Abbott negative and Copan positive). If the Copan swab was collected first, 537 couples were concordant and 10 discordant (eight Abbott negative and Copan positive and two Abbott positive and Copan negative). All discordant samples contained low levels of C. trachomatis. Technical issues lead to retesting of 64 Copan and 21 Abbott swabs. Conclusion: Our results show that Copan FLOQSwabs can be used interchangeably with Abbott swabs. While appearing to have an advantage in detecting more positive samples, the use of Copan swabs led to a higher retesting rate due to technical errors.
Notes: [Coorevits, L.; Vanscheeuwijck, C.; Ryckaert, I.; Padalko, E.] Ghent Univ Hosp, Dept Lab Med, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Coorevits, L.; Vanscheeuwijck, C.; Traen, A.; Binge, L.] Pasop VZW, Ghent, Belgium. [Padalko, E.] Univ Ghent, Dept Clin Chem Microbiol & Immunol, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Padalko, E.] Hasselt Univ Diepenbeek, Sch Life Sci, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21656
DOI: 10.1179/2295333715Y.0000000036
ISI #: 000369185300003
ISSN: 1784-3286
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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