Neutrophil enzymes in urine for the detection of urethral infection in men

P A Fraser, J Teasdale, K S Gan, R Eglin, S C Scott, C J Lacey

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To determine if assaying the neutrophil enzymes, neutrophil elastase (NE) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in the urine of men attending a genitourinary medicine clinic could identify those with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis infections, and those with urethritis (with or without an identified infection with either organism), and to compare the new assays with the performance of the leucocyte esterase test (LET).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-9
Number of pages4
JournalGenitourinary medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Clinical Enzyme Tests
  • Gonorrhea
  • Humans
  • Leukocyte Elastase
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neutrophils
  • Pancreatic Elastase
  • Peroxidase
  • Urethritis

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