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Table 4 Chlamydia care in GP practices in study countries

From: Provision of chlamydia testing, and training of primary health care staff about chlamydia testing, across four European countries

  England Estonia France Sweden
GPs regularly provide STI care including chlamydia Yes No Yes, usually only for symptomatic cases Yes
% of GP services performing any testing for genital CT infection 88% < 5% < 10% >80%
Do GP services provide screening (i.e. testing asymptomatic cases for chlamydia)? Yes No No Yes
Do GP services test symptomatic cases for chlamydia? Yes No No Yes (on the request of the patient)
Most commonly used method for chlamydia testing in GP settings NAAT* NAAT NAAT NAAT
Specimens usually used by GPs for diagnosis of symptomatic cases Men urine; Women – physician collected cervical swab Men – urine or physician collected urethral swab; Women – physician collected cervical swab Men urine; Women – physician collected cervical swab Men urine; Women – cervical swab or (self-collected) vaginal swabs
Specimens usually used by GPs for screening tests Men urine; Women – (self-collected) vaginal swabs or urine Men – urine or physician collected urethral swab; women – physician collected swab (endocervical) or urine Men - urine samples: women - physician collected swab (endocervical) Men urine; Women – (self- collected) vaginal swabs
  1. *Nucleic acid amplification tes.