The Abbott RealTime CT assay is an in vitro polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for the direct, qualitative detection of the plasmid DNA for C. trachomatis in female endocervical or vaginal swab specimens, male urethral swab specimens, or in male and female urine specimens.
Abbott RealTime CT Comparison Study to Comparator Assay1
A total of 623 specimens including female endocervical and vaginal swabs, male urethral swabs, and male and female urines were obtained from patients attending STD clinics. The swab specimens were always collected first with the comparator assay collection kit and then with the Abbott multi-Collect Specimen Collection Kit.
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The Abbott multi-Collect Specimen Collection Kit for use with CT, is now available with pierceable caps!
Pierceable caps eliminate the need to uncap each tube, which:
- Improves lab workflow
- Minimizes cross contamination
- Reduces potential for repetitive motion injuries
Other benefits include:
- No swab transfer or manual expression of swabs
- No sample centrifugation or vortexing
- No manual pipetting or addition of lysis buffer