Indianapolis Business Journal. Oct 23, 2017, Vol. 38 Issue 35, p3, 3 p.
Government regulation, United States. Postal Service -- Services, Postal service -- Services, and Zip code -- Laws, regulations and rules
Westfield Mayor Andy Cook does not have a Westfield address. He actually has a Carmel address even though his home is within Westfield's municipal boundaries. "It's very embarrassing," Cook said. [...]
Salow, Katheryn R., Cohen, Adam C., Bristow, Claire C., McGrath, Mark R., and Klausner, Jeffrey D.
PLoS ONE. Dec 14, 2017, Vol. 12 Issue 12, e0189515
United States. Postal Service -- Services, Medical tests -- Usage, Medical tests -- Comparative analysis, Postal service -- Usage, Postal service -- Research, Sexually transmitted diseases -- Diagnosis, and Sexually transmitted diseases -- Research
Author(s): Katheryn R. Salow 1,*, Adam C. Cohen 1, Claire C. Bristow 2, Mark R. McGrath 1, Jeffrey D. Klausner 3,4 Introduction Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections [...] Objectives To evaluate the concordance between clinic-collected extra-genital specimens and self-collected mailed-in extra-genital specimens among participants seeking sexually transmitted infection testing at a free clinic in Hollywood, CA. Methods A convenience sample of 210 men who have sex with men were enrolled between February 29, 2016 and December 21, 2016 and received mail-in testing kits for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG). All testing was performed using the GeneXpert#174; CT/NG (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA). Results From the 210 mail-in kits distributed, 149 mail-in kits (71.0%) were returned to the laboratory, resulting in 145 pairs (clinic-collected and mail-in) of rectal test results and 148 pairs of pharyngeal test results for both CT and NG detection. The concordance was 95.0% for all CT rectal tests, 99.3% for all CT pharyngeal tests, 95.7% for all NG rectal tests, and 97.2% for all NG pharyngeal tests. Conclusion Roughly two-thirds of mail-in test kits were returned and concordance was generally high, however more than one-third of positive results were missed in mail-in samples. The prevalence of potential false-negative results among mail-in samples warrants caution when implementing mail-in STI testing strategies.