Sampling of Human Papilloma Viruses and Chlamydia trachomatis: Novel Flocked Swabs Increase Detection Rates significantly.

Revised Abstract:

Background: Several studies have shown equal sensitivity and specificity for vaginal swabs compared to endocervical swabs and first voided urine for the detection of sexually transmitted viruses and bacteria, like human papillomaviruses (HPV) and Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct).. The novel flocked swabs promise higher sensitivity compared to conventional swabs Aims: We compared the detection rates of HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis vaginal and endocervical swabs by using a special dual flocked/Rayon swab .