Table 1.

Relative sensitivities of individual specimens and combinations of urogenital specimens for PCR detection of M. genitalium in all infected women (n = 70)

SpecimenNo. (%) of specimens in which M. genitalium was detected95% confidence interval
Individual specimens
    Vaginal swab60 (85.7)74.8, 92.6
    Cervical swab52 (74.3)62.2, 83.7
    Urine43 (61.4)49.0, 72.6
    Rectal swab17 (24.3)15.2, 36.3
Combinations of urogenital specimens
    Vaginal swab and/or cervical swab67 (95.7)87.2, 98.9
    Vaginal swab and/or urine65 (92.9)83.4, 97.3
    Cervical swab and/or urine61 (87.1)76.5, 93.6
    Vaginal swab and/or cervical swab and/or urine69 (98.6)91.2, 99.9