Monoclonal antibodies were used to detect seminal leucocytes in 19 men with urethritis. A wide range in the number and type of leucocytes between individuals was documented (median 2.06 x 10(6)/ml, range 0.6-29.89 x 10(6)/ml); 22% of the men had less than 1 x 10(6) leucocytes/ml. The results suggest that the threshold of greater than or equal to 1 x 10(6)/ml proposed by the World Health Organisation to indicate genital tract infection is unsuitable for men with urethritis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||British Journal of Urology|
|Early online date||26 Nov 2008|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Nov 2008|
- Antibodies, Monoclonal
- Chlamydia Infections/immunology
- Leukocyte Count