About the Authors

Sepehr N. Tabrizi

sepehr.tabrizi@thewomens.org.au

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Lit Y. Tan

Affiliation SpeeDx Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Samantha Walker

Affiliation SpeeDx Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Jimmy Twin

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Marin Poljak

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Catriona S. Bradshaw

Affiliations Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Christopher K. Fairley

Affiliations Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Melanie Bissessor

Affiliation Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Elisa Mokany

Affiliation SpeeDx Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Alison V. Todd

Affiliation SpeeDx Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Suzanne M. Garland

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Competing Interests

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Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ST LT SW CB CF MB EM AT SG. Performed the experiments: ST MP JT LT. Analyzed the data: ST LT SW MP JT EM AT SG MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LT SW EM AT. Wrote the paper: ST LT SW JT MP CB CF SG AT EM MB.