Evaluation of a rapid assay for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in outpatient clinics in South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Susana Widjaja, Surekha Cohen, William E. Brady, Kevin O'Reilly, Susanto, Ajar Wibowo, Cahyono, Robert R. Graham, Kevin R. Porter

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Abstract

A multicenter cross-sectional survey was conducted comparing a commercially available chlamydial optical immunoassay (OIA) to the chlamydial ligase chain reaction (LCR). Endocervical samples from 415 outpatients visiting clinics from three hospitals in South Kalimantan, Indonesia, were evaluated. Relative to the LCR, the overall sensitivity and specificity of the OIA were 31.6 and 98.9%, respectively. The sensitivity of the OIA varied among the three hospital laboratories, ranging from 20 to 50%. The OIA performance was slightly lower on samples from patients attending dermatovenereology clinics than on samples from nondermatovenereology clinic patients. The results indicate that the OIA did not perform well compared to LCR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4183-4185
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

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