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Use of culture and immunochromatographic technique for diagnosis of trichomoniasis in Sri Lanka

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H Banneheke ,

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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R Fernandopulle,

Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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S Prathanapan,

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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G de Silva,

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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N Fernando

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Abstract

As a majority of the trichomoniasis patients are asymptomatic, laboratory tests are crucial in case detection. The usefulness of culture and immunochromatographic technique (ICT) compared to microscopy for detection of trichomoniasis in Sri Lanka was assessed. Females (16-45 years) from Colombo district were screened for Trichomonas vaginalis using three laboratory tests namely, microscopy of wet smear, Trichomonas liquid culture and ICT (OSOM® trichomonas rapid test). Trichomoniasis by at least one test being positive was 4.8%. Microscopy, culture and ICT detected 2.8%, 4.2% and 10% cases respectively. Microscopy missed 32% of culture positives. ICT is a simple, practical and reliable alternative to microscopy in laboratory diagnosis of trichomoniasis.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v58i3.6105

Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58: 122-123

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v58i3.6105
How to Cite: Banneheke, H., Fernandopulle, R., Prathanapan, S., de Silva, G. and Fernando, N., 2013. Use of culture and immunochromatographic technique for diagnosis of trichomoniasis in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal, 58(3), pp.122–123. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v58i3.6105
Published on 27 Sep 2013.
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