Table 1.

Comparison of cell culture and AMP CT results forC. trachomatis from swab and urine specimens from men and women before and after resolution by discrepant analysis

Time of analysis and sample typeNo. of specimens
Culture of swabsAMP CT of swabs and urineTotal
PositiveNegativePositiveNegative
Initial resultsa
 Urine specimens
  Male1817523170193
  Female2658132575607
 Swab specimens
  Male2118832177209
  Female3068739678717
After discrepant analysisb
 Urine specimens
  Male2616723170193
  Female3157632575607
 Swab specimens
  Male3217732177209
  Female3967839678717
  • a Specimens determined to be positive or negative for C. trachomatis by culture or AMP CT.

  • b Specimens determined to be positive or negative for C. trachomatis by culture, repeat culture, DFA assay, and/or supplementary TMA testing.