urethral swab


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urethral swab

A slender cotton-tipped applicator used to collect a specimen, treat ulcers, or remove secretions. The male urethral swab is a rod about 7 in. (17.8 cm) long.
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Findings presented at the World STI & HIV Congress 2015 showed there were no statistically significant differences in accuracy between the self-collected penile swabs and clinician-collected urethral swabs in nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT).
urealyticum was cultured from urethral swabs of 20 per cent cases of NGU and urine cultures were positive in 13 per cent.
Objective: The study was carried out to assess the reliability of Immunochromatographic test for gonococcal antigen in urethral swabs from suspected male patients to validate it as rapid and point-of-care test for gonorrhoea.
In contrast to the current investigation, no difference was seen when the urine specimen was collected before or after urethral swab sampling.
Vaginal swabs were immediately subjected to wet-film microscopy for trichomonasvaginalis (TV); urethral swabs and endocervical swabs were collected in charcoal transport media.
However, culture itself could be made more accurate by restricting testing to cervical and urethral swabs. In 2008 we ceased N.
Use of urethral swabs in males or speculum examination in females has not been well accepted by teens, and anxiety over the prospect of such could limit the sexual history information or spontaneous questions from adolescents.
Polymerase chain reaction on urine alone or urine plus cervical cells is superior to enzyme immunoassay on combined cervical and urethral swabs.
Burstein stated that urethral swabs were largely a relic of the past ("Primary Care STD Screeniing Is Not Up to Par," October 1, 1999, p.
For one thing, only 42% of surveyed physicians were aware of the commercial availability of urine-based nucleic acid amplification tests for STD screening, which make urethral swabs largely a relic of the past.
North Jutland intends to acquire a fully automated nucleic opformeringssystem that can analyze urines, cervical, vaginal and urethral swabs for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG).
BOSTON -- Most of the teenagers interviewed in focus groups on STD testing said they considered urethral swabs and pelvic exams to be significant barriers that would discourage them from undergoing an STD test, Dr.