Evaluation of Abbott RealTime CT/NG for the Detection of C. trachomatis & N. gonorrhoeae from the Pharynx, Rectum & Urethra of MSM

Investigator: Julius Schachter, PhD
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Location(s): United States


ulius Schachter, PhD, (Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco) and Susan S. Philip, MD MPH (Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco) are conducting a study to evaluate the Abbott RealTime CT/NG polymerase chain reaction [PCR] assay (which is a nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT]) for detecting two sexually transmitted bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis [CT] and Neisseria gonorrhoeae [NG], using urine samples and swabs from the throat and rectum of men who have sex with men [MSM]. Using this test on these swabs is experimental because it has not been approved by the Food & Drug Administration.