What are the disadvantages of DNA and antigen detection kits for the diagnosis of chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Upper genital tract disease must be vigorously sought out because potential complications are serious, especially in adolescents. With the advent of newer, more sensitive DNA and antigen detection kits that use urine specimens instead of a pelvic examination, the potential to presume a chlamydial infection in uncomplicated lower tract disease is concerning.


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