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Self-collected glans/meatal 'dry' swab specimen and NAAT technology detects Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - implications for public policy changes.
Int J STD AIDS. 2017 09; 28(10):985-990.IJ

Abstract

Increasing Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) rates and ever-present Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections in women have given rise in the past to consideration of male screening programs in order to address the silent male reservoir. Non-medical venues (e.g. home collection, restrooms or other private locations) may be viable venues to reach certain populations that in the past have not been accessed. Effortlessly collected, non-invasive, self-collected male specimens that are stable and easy to transport would enhance the success of male screening programs. We designed a head-to-head study to consider the effectiveness of non-invasive self-collected glans/meatal dry swab (SCS) specimens to detect CT and NG nucleic acid when compared to traditional clinician-collected swab (CCS) specimens and first-catch urine (FCU) specimens. A total of 284 male patients were included in the study. Specimens were processed using the Becton Dickinson ProbeTec ET system. The overall sensitivity of SCS was 91.1% with a specificity of 99.2%. There was an overall SCS agreement of 97.7% with CCS specimens and 90.4% with FCU specimens. Dry swab specimens are easy to collect, transport and test. Non-invasive dry self-collected glans/meatal swab specimens are a viable specimen choice.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 Department of Biological Sciences, University of the Pacific, Lodi, CA, USA.2 Regional Public Health Laboratory, San Joaquin County Public Health Services, Stockton, CA, USA.3 School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia.2 Regional Public Health Laboratory, San Joaquin County Public Health Services, Stockton, CA, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28632470

Citation

Ferrero, Dennis V., et al. "Self-collected Glans/meatal 'dry' Swab Specimen and NAAT Technology Detects Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae - Implications for Public Policy Changes." International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol. 28, no. 10, 2017, pp. 985-990.
Ferrero DV, Meyers HN, Ferrero GM, et al. Self-collected glans/meatal 'dry' swab specimen and NAAT technology detects Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - implications for public policy changes. Int J STD AIDS. 2017;28(10):985-990.
Ferrero, D. V., Meyers, H. N., Ferrero, G. M., & Schultz, D. E. (2017). Self-collected glans/meatal 'dry' swab specimen and NAAT technology detects Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - implications for public policy changes. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 28(10), 985-990. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956462416684693
Ferrero DV, et al. Self-collected Glans/meatal 'dry' Swab Specimen and NAAT Technology Detects Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae - Implications for Public Policy Changes. Int J STD AIDS. 2017;28(10):985-990. PubMed PMID: 28632470.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Self-collected glans/meatal 'dry' swab specimen and NAAT technology detects Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - implications for public policy changes. AU - Ferrero,Dennis V, AU - Meyers,Holly N, AU - Ferrero,Gina M, AU - Schultz,Diane E, Y1 - 2016/12/20/ PY - 2016/1/1/pubmed PY - 2018/1/13/medline PY - 2017/6/21/entrez KW - Chlamydia KW - gonorrhoea KW - meatal swab KW - men KW - screening KW - self-collected swab SP - 985 EP - 990 JF - International journal of STD & AIDS JO - Int J STD AIDS VL - 28 IS - 10 N2 - Increasing Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) rates and ever-present Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections in women have given rise in the past to consideration of male screening programs in order to address the silent male reservoir. Non-medical venues (e.g. home collection, restrooms or other private locations) may be viable venues to reach certain populations that in the past have not been accessed. Effortlessly collected, non-invasive, self-collected male specimens that are stable and easy to transport would enhance the success of male screening programs. We designed a head-to-head study to consider the effectiveness of non-invasive self-collected glans/meatal dry swab (SCS) specimens to detect CT and NG nucleic acid when compared to traditional clinician-collected swab (CCS) specimens and first-catch urine (FCU) specimens. A total of 284 male patients were included in the study. Specimens were processed using the Becton Dickinson ProbeTec ET system. The overall sensitivity of SCS was 91.1% with a specificity of 99.2%. There was an overall SCS agreement of 97.7% with CCS specimens and 90.4% with FCU specimens. Dry swab specimens are easy to collect, transport and test. Non-invasive dry self-collected glans/meatal swab specimens are a viable specimen choice. SN - 1758-1052 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28632470/Self_collected_glans/meatal_'dry'_swab_specimen_and_NAAT_technology_detects_Chlamydia_trachomatis_and_Neisseria_gonorrhoeae___implications_for_public_policy_changes_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956462416684693?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -