Accuracy of Screening Tests

Culture isolates collected from endocervical swabs in women and urethral swabs in men remain an accurate screening test for genital gonorrheal infection. When transport conditions are suitable, the sensitivity is higher than 90%. Because culture remains the "gold standard," the specificity of culture is 100% when culture isolates are speciated. NAATs and nucleic acid hybridization tests have demonstrated sensitivity and specificity comparable to culture and compare better when transport conditions are not suitable for culture. Some newer tests can be used with urine and vaginal swabs, allowing screening without an invasive procedure (Glass et al., 2005b).

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