Table 1

Comparison of two published systematic reviews regarding point-of-care tests (POCTs) for detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Review #1
(Watchirs-Smith et al)17
Review #2
(Herbst de Cortina et al)18
FocusPOCTs for NG (operational characteristics and performance)POCT diagnostics for NG, CT, TV (performance, cost analyses acceptability and feasibility trials, proof of concept)
LanguageEnglish onlyEnglish only
TimePrior to August 2010January 2010 to August 2015
SearchPubMed, EmbasePubMed
Search terms‘rapid test’, or ‘POC test’, or ‘POCT’ or ‘LE’ or ‘urine dipstick’, AND ‘Gonococcal’, or ‘gonorrhoea’, or ‘N gonorrhoeae’ AND ‘evaluation’ or ‘performance characteristics’ or ‘validation’ or ‘performance’ or ‘sensitivity’ or ‘specificity’Sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infection* and (chlamydia or gonorrh* or trichom*)) and (point-of-care and (rapid test or diagnostic or screening or test))
Papers: yield/included100/1461/33
Papers with NG focus144
  • CT, Chlamydia trachomatis; NG, Neisseria gonorrhoeae; TV, Trichomonas vaginalis.