Assessment of a rapid antigen detection system for trichomonas vaginalis Infection.

Miller, G. A.; Klausner, J. D.; and Coates, T. J.

En: Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, 2003.

Trichomonas vaginalis is a common sexually transmitted pathogen found in 5 to 10% of women in the general population, with an incidence of more than 200 million cases worldwide. Current methods of diagnosis include direct visualization through microscopy, which is rapid but only 58 to 82% sensitive; culture, which has a sensitivity of up to 95% but requires a week to produce accurate results; and PCR, which has a sensitivity of 95 to 100% and can be used for vaginal or urine specimens.



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