A Study to Evaluate Self-collected Rectal and Pharyngeal Swabs for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine if self-collected rectal and pharyngeal swabs for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAAT provide comparable results to provider-collected swabs and can be used in a clinical setting to offer testing vial a mail-in process.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are > 18 years old.
  • Patients who require a pharyngeal and/or rectal swab for CT/NG NAAT as part of their routine care.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients who can not physically obtain a self-collected swab due to either mental or physical disability.
  • Patients who cannot give informed consent.
  • Planned Parenthood site Mayo Clinic Employees or participant in other Mayo Studies


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mary Kasten, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Kathryn Cook CCRP

(507) 422-5154


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