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Evaluation of the Gonosticon Dri Dot test in females with a low incidence of gonorrhea.
Appl Microbiol. 1974 Sep; 28(3):431-4.AM

Abstract

A group of 765 females attending a Planned Parenthood Clinic was screened for gonorrhea by inoculating Thayer-Martin plates and Transgrow bottles with specimens from the cervix. Blood was obtained at the same time and tested for anti-gonococcal antibody by using the Gonosticon Dri Dot test. In this low-incidence group, 18 positive cultures were detected by culture on Thayer-Martin plates, whereas Transgrow detected only 15 positive cultures. Of the 18 patients with gonorrhea, 11 exhibited reactive serum (agglutination of the latex particles). In the total population, 64% of the patients had nonreactive serum (no agglutination) and negative cultures; 25% had reactive serum and negative cultures. When this latter group was subdivided on the basis of race, blacks and Latin Americans were found to have a higher incidence of reactive serum with a corresponding negative culture than was found in whites. Patients who were originally culture positive and nonreactive in the Gonosticon Test were retested; three out of four patients retested within 6 to 11 days after the initial screening had converted to a positive Gonosticon test.

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Comparative Study
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Language

eng

PubMed ID

4214471

Citation

Dyckman, J D., et al. "Evaluation of the Gonosticon Dri Dot Test in Females With a Low Incidence of Gonorrhea." Applied Microbiology, vol. 28, no. 3, 1974, pp. 431-4.
Dyckman JD, Wende RD, Williams RP. Evaluation of the Gonosticon Dri Dot test in females with a low incidence of gonorrhea. Appl Microbiol. 1974;28(3):431-4.
Dyckman, J. D., Wende, R. D., & Williams, R. P. (1974). Evaluation of the Gonosticon Dri Dot test in females with a low incidence of gonorrhea. Applied Microbiology, 28(3), 431-4.
Dyckman JD, Wende RD, Williams RP. Evaluation of the Gonosticon Dri Dot Test in Females With a Low Incidence of Gonorrhea. Appl Microbiol. 1974;28(3):431-4. PubMed PMID: 4214471.
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