L.J. van Doorn
N. Nassir Hajipour
H.J.C. de Vries
- Comparison of three genotyping methods to identify Chlamydia trachomatis genotypes in positive men and women
- Molecular and Cellular Probes
- Volume | Issue number
- 24 | 5
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- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) comprises 3 serogroups and 19 serovars. Different genotyping methods are available to differentiate between the serovars. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and discriminatory power of three genotyping methods, respectively Omp1 sequencing, the Ct Detection and genoTyping (DT) assay and the pmpH real-time PCR discriminating an LGV infection from a non-LGV infection. In total, 50 Aptima Combo 2 (AC2) Ct positive samples were selected and tested with the 3 genotyping methods. The Ct-DT assay detected 3 double Ct infections that caused a non interpretable result by Omp1 sequencing, while Omp1 sequencing has a higher discriminatory power that gave additional information about Ct genovariants. All three methods detected the 6 LGV samples. Although the pmpH real-time PCR detected all LGV infections, a substantial amount (24%) of non-LGV infections were missed. The sensitivity compared to AC2 Ct detection was 80% (95% CI 67-89%) for the Ct-DT assay, 72% (95% CI 58-83%) for Omp1 sequencing and 64% (95% CI 50-76%) for the pmpH real-time PCR. In conclusion, the Ct-DT assay is appropriate for serovar distribution studies, epidemiological studies and differentiation between an LGV and non-LGV Ct infection, while Omp1 sequencing is more appropriate for phylogenetic studies. The pmpH real-time PCR is suitable as second assay to differentiate between an LGV and non-LGV infection, but not as primary detection assay, due to its low sensitivity for non-LGV strains. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
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- This is the author’s version of a work accepted for publication by Elsevier. Changes resulting from the publishing process, including peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting and other quality control mechanisms, may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. The definitive version has been published in: Molecular and Cellular Probes, Volume 24, Issue 5, October 2010, Pages 266-270 , DOI: 10.1016/j.mcp.2010.04.007.
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