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Measure: Chlamydia/Gonorrhea - Assay   #160100

Definition: A bioassay to measure Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, sexually transmitted bacterial diseases.

Purpose: The measure determines whether a participant has Chlamydia trachomatis and/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most frequently reported sexually transmitted bacterial diseases (STDs) in the United States. Chlamydia trachomatis is known to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, cervicitis, urethritis, salpingitis, proctitis, and endometritis in women and urethritis, epididymitis, and proctitis in men. STDs are frequently asymptomatic in women and often are undiagnosed.


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Keywords: Infectious disease, Chlamydia trachomatis, Sexually-transmitted disease, Bacterial disease, Urine sample, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES, Infectious Diseases and Immunity

Measure Release Date: November 12, 2010

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