Comparison of flocked and aptima swabs and two specimen transport media in the aptima combo 2 assay.
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Self-collected vaginal Aptima swabs and flocked swabs in Aptima specimen transport medium and ESwabs in ESwab medium detected all 37 Chlamydia trachomatis-infected patients from 287 women tested by the Aptima Combo assay. Prevalence rates of C. trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and dual infection were 12.8%, 3.1%, and 2.4%, respectively.
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