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Published online 2017 September 1. doi: 10.2147/POR.S137377

Table 2

Performance of conventional culture for detecting of urethral gonorrhea in asymptomatic MSM compared to real-time PCR (N=147)

Culture (+ve)Culture (−ve)Infected
Real-time PCR (+ve)0 (0%)42 (100%)Yes: 42
Real-time PCR (−ve)0 (0%)105(100%)No: 105

Abbreviations: +ve, positive; −ve, negative; MSM, men who have sex with men; PCR, polymerase chain reaction.