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)
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NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO United States
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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.
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