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Table 2 Sensitivity and specificity of reference standard (clinician-collected samples) for NAAT tests of gonorrhea and chlamydia

From: Self-collected versus clinician-collected sampling for sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

  Vaginal swab Rectal swab Pharyngeal swab Urine
Gonorrhea
 Sensitivity 96.2 [13] 44-93 [14, 15] 60–95 [14, 15] 98.9 [16]
 Specificity 99.3 [13] 99.5 [15] 78.9 [15] 99.3 [16]
Chlamydia
 Sensitivity 97.2 [13] 64–94 [14, 15] 33–80 [14, 15] 96.2 [16]
 Specificity 95.2 [13] 100 [5] 100 [5] 98.1 [16]
Gonorrhea/chlamydia combination
 Sensitivity 97.2 [13] 100 [14, 15] 95 [14, 15] 100 [17]
 Specificity 97–99.4 [13] 98 [14] 98 [14] 98.8 [17]