Table 4.

Comparison of AMPLICOR N. gonorrhoeae PCR versus nested cppB PCR with clinical specimens

AMPLICOR PCR result, gender, and specimenaNo. of specimens with the following result by the nested cppB PCR:
PositiveNegative
Positiveb8115
 Male
  FPU353
  US72
 Female
  FPU112
  GS288
Equivocal314
 Male
  FPU2
  US1
 Female
  FPU12
  GS29
Negativec292
 Male
  FPU40
  US6
 Female
  FPU126
  GS120
  • a FPU, first-pass urine; US, urethral swab; GS, genital swab.

  • b Positive predictive value, 84.4%.

  • c Negative predictive value, 97.9%.