Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 26th, 1998
In a recent issue of the journal Human Reproduction, D. Taylor-Robinson discussed currently available diagnostic tests: staining, culture, direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) tests, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), DNA detection, and antibody tests ("Evaluation and Comparison of Tests to Diagnose Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infections," Hum Reprod, December 1997;2(2):113-120).
Epithelial cell staining with vital dyes has been known for some time to be insensitive and...
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