It comes in individually sealed foil pouches containing one cassette device and one desiccant, one vial of extraction buffer A (6 mL/vial), one vial of extraction buffer B (6 mL/vial), and 25 sample extraction tubes.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION OF THE TEST
- trachomatis is considered the most common sexually transmitted bacterial pathogen1. At least 3 million new cases occur each year in the United States, with more than 80 million worldwide2. It is a major cause of cervicitis, urethritis, endometritis, and pelvic inflammatory disease in women. If transmitted to infants during birth, Chlamydia can cause conjunctivitis and pneumonia. In men, complications of chlamydia infections include urethritis and epididymitis. Approximately 70% of women with endocervical infections and up to 50% of men with urethral infections are asymptomatic, which makes diagnosis extremely important.
The primary method for the detection of chlamydia is the growth of the organism in cell culture3. Other methods include direct fluorescence assays (DFA), enzyme immunoassays (EIA), an antigen test by nucleic acid probing, PCR, or an immunological antigen test. The OnSite Chlamydia Rapid Test is an immunological antigen test, which provides an instant test result without special instrumentation or requirement of a skilled lab technician.