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Chlamydia Rapid Test was moderately accurate for diagnosing Chlamydia infection in women

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H H Lee

Dr H H Lee, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK;


Is Chlamydia Rapid Test accurate for screening for and diagnosing Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women?



blinded comparison of Chlamydia Rapid Test with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.


young people’s sexual health centre (site 1) and 2 genitourinary medicine clinics (sites 2 and 3) in the UK.


1349 women ⩾16 years of age who had not taken antibiotics in the previous month, were not currently menstruating, and provided valid samples (93% of eligible participants). Most women at site 1 (n = 663, mean age 19 y) were asymptomatic; about 67% of women at the genitourinary medicine clinics (n = 385, mean age 25 y at site 2; n = 301, mean age 28 y at site 3) were …

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  • Source of funding: Wellcome Trust and NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.