Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis) is the most prevalent sexually transmitted bacterial infection (~3-4 million cases annually). Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) is a bacterial infection that often co-exists with Chlamydia (~700,000 cases annually). Infection with either organism can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, and infertility in women, and testicular and prostate infections, and sterility in men.


CytoGenes offers primer mixes and controls allowing laboratories to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by quantitative PCR. Results are qualitative, indicating the presence or absence of each of the target organisms. An internal control primer set is available to verify the quality of the DNA extraction process.






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CT/NG Primer Mixes Product Data Sheet

CT/NG Controls Product Data Sheet

CT/NG Internal Control DNA Spike Product Data Sheet

CT/NG Suggested Protocol