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Direct comparison of the BD ProbeTec ET system with in-house LightCycler PCR assays for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae from clinical specimens.
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PMID:  15583309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The commercial BD ProbeTec ET (BDPT) system for the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis from clinical specimens was compared with our in-house LightCycler real-time PCR (LC-PCR) assays. Specimens initially positive by the BDPT system were retested by our LC-PCR assays. Our results for C. trachomatis testing indicate a 91.2% agreement when the results of 114 clinical specimens, initially positive by BDPT over a wide range of method-other-than-acceleration (MOTA) scores, were retested by our LC-PCR assay. The agreement between the two systems improved to 96% when only MOTA scores of >30,000 were retested by the LC-PCR assay. The overall agreement between the two systems for Neisseria gonorrhoeae detection from 155 clinical specimens was only 77.4%, with agreement particularly low (24.1%) for MOTA scores ranging from 2,000 to 19,999. Repeat testing of specimens with the BDPT only closely correlated with that seen by others demonstrating that reproducibility of the BDPT system for specimens initially within the MOTA score range from 2,000 to 9,999 is problematic, especially for Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing. With our study, we proposed an algorithm for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae testing which involves screening with the BDPT system followed by selective use of our in-house LC-PCR assays.
Michael G Koenig; Sandra L Kosha; Brandon L Doty; David G Heath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-07     Completed Date:  2005-02-02     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5751-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Auf Dem Kirchberg, Attn: Virology, Gebaeude 3738, Zimmer 204, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Chlamydia trachomatis / genetics,  isolation & purification*
Gonorrhea / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Military Personnel
Neisseria gonorrhoeae / genetics,  isolation & purification*
Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques / methods*
Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods*
Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
Sensitivity and Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
Comment In:
J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Apr;43(4):2036-7   [PMID:  15815057 ]

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