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Address correspondence: Claudiu I. Bandea, cbandea@cdc.gov.

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Keywords:

  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Microbiology
  • MICROBIOLOGY
  • CHLAMYDIA-TRACHOMATIS
  • INFECTION
  • DIAGNOSIS
  • DNA
  • AMPLIFICATION
  • CULTURE
  • TETRATRICHOMONAS
  • IDENTIFICATION
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • ACQUISITION

Development of PCR Assays for Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in Urine Specimens

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Journal Title:

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

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Volume 51, Number 4

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, Pages 1298-1300

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Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

Trichomonas vaginalis infections are usually asymptomatic or can result in nonspecific clinical symptoms, which makes laboratory- based detection of this protozoan parasite essential for diagnosis and treatment. We report the development of a battery of highly sensitive and specific PCR assays for detection of T. vaginalis in urine, a noninvasive specimen, and development of a protocol for differentiating among Trichomonas species that commonly infect humans.

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