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Correction: Performance of Swabs, Lavage, and Diluents to Quantify Biomarkers of Female Genital Tract Soluble Mucosal Mediators

  • Charlene S. Dezzutti,
  • Craig W. Hendrix,
  • Jeanne M. Marrazzo,
  • Zhenyu Pan,
  • Lei Wang,
  • Nicolette Louissaint,
  • Sabah Kalyoussef,
  • N. Merna Torres,
  • Florian Hladik,
  • Urvi Parikh,
  • John Mellors,
  • Sharon L. Hillier,
  • Betsy C. Herold

Correction: Performance of Swabs, Lavage, and Diluents to Quantify Biomarkers of Female Genital Tract Soluble Mucosal Mediators

  • Charlene S. Dezzutti, 
  • Craig W. Hendrix, 
  • Jeanne M. Marrazzo, 
  • Zhenyu Pan, 
  • Lei Wang, 
  • Nicolette Louissaint, 
  • Sabah Kalyoussef, 
  • N. Merna Torres, 
  • Florian Hladik, 
  • Urvi Parikh
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Ongoing quality control of the gluconate assay has uncovered problems with assay performance and data processing. Significant, and unpredictable, matrix-interference discovered in an independent re-validation have led the authors to conclude that gluconate is not a reliable analyte for measuring cervicovaginal fluid dilution. As a result, gluconate adjusted cervicovaginal fluid volumes reported in the manuscript are incorrect and are not correctible. Other findings and conclusions of the study remain unaffected.