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A comparison of the sensitivity of immunofluorescence and Giemsa for staining Chlamydia trachomatis inclusions in cycloheximide-treated McCoy cells.
  1. P E Munday,
  2. A P Johnson,
  3. B J Thomas,
  4. D Taylor-Robinson


    In a clinical study of 190 men with non-gonococcal urethritis, Chlamydia trachomatis inclusions were sought in cycloheximide-treated McCoy cells by an indirect immunofluorescent antibody technique. The method was consistently reliable over a period of two years, and the results were obtained within 24 hours of a patient's attendance. The results correlated with those obtained by Giemsa staining in 91.6% of patients, and the new method was at least as sensitive as the established Giemsa-staining method.

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