Ease and Comfort of Cervical and Vaginal Sampling for Chlamydia trachomatis and Trichomonas vaginalis with a New Aptima Specimen Collection and Transportation Kit
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Use of a new collection kit for vaginal and cervical sampling was reported as easy by the majority of 692 women and not uncomfortable (by 87.4% of those ≥ 25 years old and 78.8% of those <25 years old). By Aptima testing, patient- and physician-collected samples agreed strongly for Chlamydia trachomatis (99.6% to 99.3%; κ = 0.93 to 0.89) and T. vaginalis (99.6% to 98.9%; κ = 0.97 to 0.78).
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