Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What is the most sensitive way to test for chlamydia and gonorrhea?
Bottom Line:
Self-collected vaginal swabs (SCVS) appear more sensitive in diagnosing chlamydia and gonorrhea than health professional collected endocervical swabs and first catch urine (FCU). Endocervical swabs and FCU testing may miss up to 10% of STIs in women. SCVS (when pelvic exam not required) is recommended in women and FCU in men.

Publication Date: 2018-3-26
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-03-27 16:50:13