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Correlation between culture testing of swabs and ligase chain reaction of first void urine from patients recently treated for Chlamydia trachomatis
  1. D Jang1,2,
  2. J Sellors1,
  3. M Howard1,
  4. J Mahony1,2,
  5. E Frost3,
  6. D Patrick4,
  7. C Bouchard5,
  8. J Dubois3,
  9. L Scholar6,
  10. M Chernesky1,2
  1. 1The Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2McMaster University Regional Virology and Chlamydiology Laboratory, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  4. 4University of British Columbia, Canada
  5. 5Laval University, Quebec, Canada
  6. 6University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dan Jang, Regional Virology and Chlamydiology Laboratory, St Joseph’s Healthcare, 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 4A6, Canada; 


We assessed the correlation between ligase chain reaction (LCR) on first void urine (FVU) and cultures of urethral and cervical swabs to detect chlamydia during three post-treatment follow up visits for 10 men and 19 women with genital chlamydial infections who had been treated with azithromycin or doxcycline.

  • urine
  • ligase chain reaction
  • test of cure
  • Chlamydia trachomatis

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