Detection and Serotyping of Chlamydia trachomatis

In collaboration with the Department of Dermatology, molecular testing and typing of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) was set up in Suriname in September 2008 by the Department of Biochemistry, with financial support of the UNFPA and the Ministry of Health. This CT-PCR test system has been validated and has a sensitivity of 84.6% and a specificity of 100% with a positive predictive value of 100% and a negative predictive value of 97.2%, compared to the Dutch gold standard Automated 2nd generation Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT TIGRIS Genprobe PCR).