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Table 2 Culture, NAAT, and POC testing scenarios are determined by the values of δ, λ A , and ξ R

From: Detection of antibiotic resistance is essential for gonorrhoea point-of-care testing: a mathematical modelling study

Scenario δ λ A ξ R
Culture > 0 < 1 > 0
NAAT > 0 < 1 = 0
POC = 0 = 1 ≥0
POC+R = 0 = 1 > 0
POC−R = 0 = 1 = 0
  1. Culture, NAAT, and POC testing scenarios can be simulated with the same mathematical model by adapting the average time after test that individuals return for treatment (δ), the fraction of asymptomatic individuals who return for treatment (λ A ), and the test sensitivity to detect resistance against the first-line antibiotic (ξ R )
  2. NAAT nucleic acid amplification test, POC point-of-care, POC + R POC test with resistance detection, POC − R POC test without resistance detection