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Don't lick the gonorrhoea swab
  1. Colm O'Mahony
  1. Correspondence to Dr Colm O'Mahony, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, GU Medicine, Chester, Cheshire CH2 1UL, UK; colm.omahony{at}

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The study by Chow et al 1 on the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the pharynx and saliva highlighted the remarkable sensitivity of nucleic acid amplification test testing in which even saliva samples were positive. However, patients did collect saliva for 60 s in that study. Prior …

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