Development of PCR Assays for Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in Urine Specimens

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Journal of clinical microbiology (Impact Factor: 4.23). 02/2013; 51(4). DOI: 10.1128/JCM.03101-12
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ABSTRACT Trichomonas vaginalis infections are usually asymptomatic or can result in non-specific clinical symptoms, which makes laboratory-based detection of this protozoan parasite essential for diagnosis and treatment. We report the development of a battery of highly sensitive and specific PCR assays for detection of T. vaginalis in urine, a non-invasive specimen, and development of a protocol for differentiating among Trichomonas species that commonly infect humans.

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