TITLE

Saskatchewan first province to use urine samples for STD testing

AUTHOR(S)
Basky, Greg
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/14/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 10, p1332
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the plans of Saskatchewan's provincial laboratory to use urine samples to conduct chlamydia and gonorrhea tests. Factors affecting the decision to abandon traditional testing techniques; Cost effectiveness of the less invasive form of testing; Details of the improved sensitivity and specificity of urine tests over traditional urethral swabs.
ACCESSION #
3766918

 

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