How is chlamydial DNA detected in the workup of chlamydial genitourinary infection (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Detection of chlamydial DNA may be accomplished by using specific probes. Newer DNA probe kits currently are available that allow detection of C trachomatis and N gonorrhoeae from voided urine specimens, obviating the need for direct sampling in uncomplicated cases. These urine tests may also be appropriate for use in the evaluation of possible sexual abuse. [38]


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