Does digital vaginal examination using lubricant have an impact on testing for Chlamydia trachomatis by polymerase chain reaction?

Pablo Uribasterra, Mitchell D Creinin, Harold C. Wiesenfeld

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The use of a water-based lubricant during digital vaginal examination has a modest effect on the yield of subsequent chlamydia testing by PCR, but should not preclude testing if a digital examination was performed before specimen collection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-113
Number of pages2
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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