Bacteriuria Detection in an Outpatient Setting: Comparison of Several Methods Including an Improved Assay of Bacterial ATP
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 . 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.
KeywordsUrinary Tract Infection Primary Health Care Diagnostic Performance Diagnostic Efficiency Improve Assay
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