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We read with interest the paper by Perry et al 1 as we have just reviewed the performance of our own Neisseria gonorrhoea confirmatory testing strategy. We confirm extragenital samples positive for N. gonorrhoeae on the Cobas 4800NG using the CE-marked Duplicα real-time 2nd generation detection kit (Euroclone diagnostics).
Of 76 pharyngeal samples testing positive on the Cobas 4800NG, only 25 (33%) confirmed on the Duplicα platform. However, 26/51 (51%) patients with unconfirmed …
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