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Detecting Chlamydia trachomatis by direct immunofluorescence using a Cytobrush sampling technique.
  1. R A Ciotti,
  2. S J Sondheimer,
  3. I Nachamkin
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104-4283.

    Abstract

    We compared two different methods of collecting endocervical samples for examination by direct immunofluorescence for Chlamydia trachomatis. A cervical Cytobrush gave better results than a dacron swab. Further studies should be performed to assess the value of alternative sampling methods to detect this organism.

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