Provision of a chlamydial culture service to a sexually transmitted diseases clinic

G L Ridgway, V Moss, G Mumtaz, W Atia, A M Emmerson, J D Oriel
1982 Sexually Transmitted Infections  
Urethral specimens from 215 men were inoculated on to McCoy cell cultures, both at the local laboratory and at a central reference laboratory. Chlarnydia trachomatis was isolated from 58 (2807o) patients; 12 of these isolates were, however, obtained only at the local laboratory. The results show the feasibility and convenience of a central laboratory supplying a peripheral laboratory with uninoculated prepared cell cultures. Such a service is not only more cost effective but obviates the
more » ... obviates the problems of transporting specimens to a central laboratory.
doi:10.1136/sti.58.4.236 fatcat:nixpkri6nfgbtddltz45xbqie4