The screening of more than 2,000 schoolgirls for bacteriuria using an automated fluorescence microscopy system
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After initial evaluation of a manual fluorescence microscopy system on a variety of urines the method was automated and subsequently tested in a population survey of urinary tract infection in schoolgirls. This automated Bactoscan system allowed a rapid analysis of urine samples and with the introduction of modifications to the staining protocol it correctly eliminated 91% of samples as being not significantly infected.
Key wordsBacteriuria Rapid detection Acridine Orange Fluorescence Bactoscan
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