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A multiplex PCR assay for the simultaneous detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis”

Research Area: Microfluidics/Biomedical Year: 2015
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: Chlamydia; Neisseria; Trichomonas; PCR
Authors: Scherer, Axel
Journal: Experimental and Molecular Pathology Volume: 98
Number: 2 Pages: 214
Month: January
Introduction For developing countries, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and their complications are ranked in the top 5 disease categories for which adults seek medical treatment. Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) are the three most common STIs worldwide, with TV accounting for over half of the cases. In developing countries, traditional methods for diagnosing STIs are laborious, often not very sensitive, and have a long turnaround time with most recent commercially available diagnostic tests targeting one or, at most, two of these STIs at a time. Here, we describe the development of a highly sensitive, rapid and affordable sample-to-answer multiplex PCR-based assay for the simultaneous detection of Trichomonas vaginalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Chlamydia trachomatis.
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