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Chlamydia trachomatis PCR positivity and inflammatory changes on cervical cytology
  1. J Holland,
  2. J Roberts
  1. Departments of Microbiology and Gynaecological Cytopathology, Mayne Health Laverty Pathology, Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Juliette Holland
 Departments of Microbiology, Mayne Health Laverty Pathology, Sydney, Australia;

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The presence of genital infection does not increase the likelihood of an inadequate Papanicolaou (Pap) test.1 Conversely, testing for Chlamydia trachomatis at the time of routine cytological screening presents an opportunity to detect asymptomatic genital tract infection.2 The PreservCyt fixative fluid (Cytyc Corporation, Boxborough. MA, USA) used for the ThinPrep Pap test (Cytyc Corporation) can be used for detection by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of C trachomatis.3,4 This presents …

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