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Paper Chase 5: Vulvovaginal Swabs or Endocervical Swabs

Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
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In this study, vulvovaginal swabs were significantly better than endocervical swabs at detecting chlamydia in women with and without symptoms suggestive of sexually transmitted infections.

 

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Bailey A. -

So what specific swab product are they using for the self-swabbing in this study? Is it the same swab we would use when doing the "physician sampled" swab? In Alberta, Ca we're using a little blue stick that you break off into a container...

Heidi J., MD -

Hi Bailey - Good Question! I had a look at the study and can't see where they mention which swab they are using. Too bad, as would be useful info to know.

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