This health technology assessment concluded that, compared with point of care tests, the currently used standard method of nucleic acid amplification tests were still the most accurate and cost-effective method for diagnosing Chlamydia infection. Sufficient evidence on patient preferences and overall effectiveness was not available. Recommendations include the need for robust evidence of the diagnostic accuracy of point of care tests for each type of specimen collection methods and information on patient preferences.
This project was commissioned by the NIHR HTA programme.
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Hislop J, Quayyum Z, Flett G, Fraser C, Mowatt G. Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of rapid point-of-care tests for the detection of genital chlamydia infection in women and men. Health Technol Assess 2010;14(29)