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Evaluation of Sigma Transwab® in Liquid Amies Transport Medium for Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture

Author 

J. Child, Department of Microbiology, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, The York Hospital Wigginton Road, jules.child@york.nhs.uk

The use of selective culture agar for near patient inoculation of samples for the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae has been the ‘gold standard’ for diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhoea for many years. This method can produce high sensitivity and specificity with the additional benefit of the provision of antimicrobial susceptibility antibiogram allowing for early detection of antibiotic resistance. However ....

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