Predictive value of reactive strips in urinary infection.

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  • M F Pinto Laboratório de Patologia Clínica, Departamento de Microbiologia, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada.
  • C Silva

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https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.1901

Abstract

The microbiologic method to confirm or not the diagnosis of urinary tract infection is usually the culture and Gram-stain of the clean-catch midstream urine. Nevertheless, this is a costly and time-consuming method. We tried to evaluate the positive and negative predictive value of the nitrite and leucocyte-esterase reactive strips as an alternative method. When both the two parameters are negative it is fairly safe to exclude the urinary tract infection.

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Pinto MF, Silva C. Predictive value of reactive strips in urinary infection. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2001 Dec. 31 [cited 2023 Feb. 9];14(5-6):457-8. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/1901

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