HPTN Bibliographic Record

Hardick A, Hardick J, Wood BJ, Gaydos C. Comparison between the Gen-Probe transcription-mediated amplification Trichomonas vaginalis research assay and real-time PCR for Trichomonas vaginalis detection using Roche LightCycler instrument with self-obtained vaginal swab and male urine samples.. J Clin Microbiol. 2006, 44: 4197-9.
This study compared two assays for Trichomonas vaginalis detection, Gen-Probe's transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) assay for Trichomonas vaginalis and BTUB FRET PCR, using self-obtained clinical samples from 611 patients. Infection status was defined as two positive results by two different tests. The initial TMA assay sensitivity was 96.7%; specificity was 97.5%. The TMA assay was comparable to BTUB FRET PCR.