Accession Number : AD1051225


Title :   Population-based Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia Trachomatis and Trichomonas Vaginalis Prevalence Using Discarded, Deidentified Urine Specimens Previously Collected for Drug Testing (Open Access Publisher's Version)


Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO United States


Personal Author(s) : Harbertson,Judith ; Jamerson,Matthew ; Graf,Paul C ; Kennemur,Lisa ; House,Brent ; Michael,Nelson L ; Scott,Paul ; Hale,Braden


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1051225.pdf


Report Date : 24 Oct 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 2


Abstract : We used a novel method to test for STIs among a no healthcare-seeking military population in the San Diego region of California. Active-duty US Navy and Marine Corps personnel were randomly selected to provide urine specimens to Navy Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego in October and November 2013 for the Department of Defense drug testing programme. If specimens screened negative for drugs (99 of samples), urine specimens were discarded, deidentified and subsequently tested for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) using the Aptima Combo 2 and TV assay as specified by the manufacturer (Hologic, San Diego, CA, USA). The Tigris direct tube sampling system was used for high-throughput nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT). Urine specimens older than 6 days were not tested due to sample degradation concerns.


Descriptors :   infectious diseases , military medicine , chlamydia , Gonorrhea , SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES , Military Personnel


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE