Bacteriuria Detection in an Outpatient Setting: Comparison of Several Methods Including an Improved Assay of Bacterial ATP

  • A. Lundin
  • H. Hallander
  • A. Kallner
  • U. Karnell Lundin
  • E. Österberg
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Abstract

Bacteriuria testing is the most common laboratory investigation in primary health care. In the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) the concept of significant bacteriuria, i.e. the repeated finding of ≧105 CFU/ml, plays a major role [2]. However, in clinical routine the diagnosis is generally based on sediment analysis, chemical tests or simplified culture tests (e. g. dipslide tests) on a single urine specimen.

Keywords

EDTA Adenosine Nitrite Boiling Tate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lundin
    • 1
  • H. Hallander
    • 2
  • A. Kallner
    • 3
  • U. Karnell Lundin
    • 1
  • E. Österberg
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Centre and Department of MedicineKarolinska Institute, Huddinge HospitalHuddingeSweden
  2. 2.National Bacteriological LaboratoryStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Karolinska University HospitalStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Sollentuna HospitalSollentunaSweden

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