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Diagnostic utility of rapid immunochromatographic urine antigen testing in suspected pneumococcal infections
  1. M A Anjay (anjayma{at}
  1. James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
    1. Parameswaran Anoop (docanoop{at}
    1. St George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom


      Clinical bottomline Negative urine antigen test rules out pneumococcal infection with almost 100% certainty (Grade A) A positive test has no practical significance as it can be due to causes other than true infection (Grade B)

      • Binax Now
      • immunochromatography
      • pneumococcus
      • sepsis
      • urine antigen

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