The Microbial Communities in Male First Catch Urine Are Highly Similar to Those in Paired Urethral Swab Specimens

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Article discussing the microbial communities in male first catch urine and how these are highly similar to those paired in urethral swab specimens.

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Dong, Qunfeng; Nelson, David E.; Toh, Evelyn; Diao, Lixia; Gao, Xiang; Fortenberry, J. Dennis et al. May 13, 2011.

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Article discussing the microbial communities in male first catch urine and how these are highly similar to those paired in urethral swab specimens.

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Abstract: Urine is the CDC-recommended specimen for STI testing. It was unknown if the bacterial communities (microbiomes) in urine reflected those in the distal male urethra. The authors compared microbiomes of 32 paired urine and urethral swab specimens obtained from adult men attending an STD clinic, by 16S rRNA PCR and deep pyrosequencing. Microbiomes of urine and swabs were remarkably similar, regardless of STI status of the subjects. Thus, urine can be used to characterize urethral microbiomes when swabs are undesirable, such as in population-based studies of the urethral microbiome or where multiple sampling of participants is required.

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  • Publication Title: PLoS One
  • Volume: 6
  • Issue: 5
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Dong, Qunfeng; Nelson, David E.; Toh, Evelyn; Diao, Lixia; Gao, Xiang; Fortenberry, J. Dennis et al. The Microbial Communities in Male First Catch Urine Are Highly Similar to Those in Paired Urethral Swab Specimens, article, May 13, 2011; [San Francisco, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc78335/: accessed March 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.