Table 1

Comparison of culture and PCR method for detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in urogenital specimens from men and women

Urethra
No of specimens from menCultureGram stainPCR (orf1/cppB gene)Patient status
46−ve−ve−veNot infected
367+ve+ve+veInfected
12+ve−ve+veInfected
2−ve−ve+ve/+veInfected
UrethraEndocervix
No of specimens from womenCulturePCRCulturePCRPatient status
*The individual was categorised as not infected after confirming with the cppB gene PCR.
5−ve−ve−ve−veNot infected
52+ve+ve+ve+veInfected
1−ve−ve−ve+veNot infected*
4−ve+ve−ve+veInfected