TABLE 1.

Comparison of the sensitivities of 2SP and PreservCyt (ThinPrep Pap test) for detection of C. trachomatis by the COBAS Amplicor CT/NG test

Batch and mediumA660 of the following dilution (IFU/ml)a:
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C. trachomatisICC. trachomatisICC. trachomatisICC. trachomatisICC. trachomatisICC. trachomatisIC
Batch 1
    2SP 3.24 3.84 3.54 3.99 3.99 3.99 3.99 3.99 2.03 3.99 0.0033.99
3.21 3.99 3.62 3.99 3.85 3.99 3.99 3.99 0.0073.990.0033.99
    PreserCyt 3.17 3.84 3.72 3.99 3.99 3.99 3.42 3.99 0.0013.990.0013.99
3.28 3.48 3.84 3.84 3.99 1.00 3.99 0.0023.990.0023.99
Batch 2
    2SP 3.30 3.99 3.78 3.99 3.99 3.99 0.0023.990.0023.990.0023.76
3.23 3.99 3.60 3.77 3.99 3.77 3.12 3.77 0.0023.770.0023.77
    PreserCyt 3.42 3.99 3.99 3.99 3.42 3.99 0.0023.990.0023.990.0033.99
3.62 3.99 3.84 3.99 3.99 3.99 0.0033.990.0023.990.0023.93
Batch 3
    2SP 3.19 3.99 3.63 3.99 3.63 3.93 3.93 3.93 1.99 3.76 0.0023.76
3.19 3.93 3.63 3.63 3.93 3.76 2.36 3.93 0.0013.760.0013.76
    PreserCyt 3.62 3.99 3.99 3.99 3.80 3.99 0.0023.990.0013.990.0013.99
3.62 3.99 3.80 3.99 2.19 3.79 0.0023.770.0013.770.0033.77
Batch 4
    2SP 3.33 3.93 3.63 3.63 3.75 3.93 2.25 3.76 3.45 3.76 0.0023.76
3.33 3.93 3.39 3.93 3.75 3.76 3.99 3.63 0.0023.760.0023.76
    PreserCyt 3.62 3.99 3.79 3.79 3.99 3.99 0.0033.990.0023.790.0023.79
3.49 3.99 3.99 3.79 3.79 3.79 0.0033.990.0023.790.0033.79
  • a Results for duplicate assays are shown. Positive results are boldfaced..