TABLE 3.

Impact of storage conditions on the performance of the COBAS Amplicor CT/NG test

Sample no.C. trachomatis A660 at:
Day 0Day 15Day 30Day 45
1a3.043.053.052.73
2a3.082.953.012.77
3a3.163.372.953.48
4>4>4>42.76
52.972.952.471.95
61.973.133.373.10
7a3.293.293.423.43
8a3.033.332.262.98
93.373.723.733.73
10a3.723.553.333.21
113.853.733.433.74
123.283.102.642.77
133.213.333.133.13
14a>43.26NDb3.56
153.183.113.643.16
162.783.86ND3.39
17a3.083.643.113.19
18a2.783.513.262.83
193.093.29ND1.94
203.443.03ND2.15
212.69NDND2.69
223.06NDND1.72
  • a For this sample, a second independent PCR test was performed on an endocervical swab specimen collected in 2SP.\

  • b ND, not determined.