The sensitivity and the specifity of rapid antigen test in streptococcal upper respiratory tract infections


Gurol Y. , Akan H., Izbirak G., Tekkanat Z. T. , Gunduz T. S. , Hayran O., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.74, no.6, pp.591-593, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2010.02.020
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.591-593

Abstract

Background: It is aimed to detect the sensitivity and specificity of rapid antigen detection of group A beta hemolytic streptococci from throat specimen compared with throat culture. The other goal of the study is to help in giving clinical decisions in upper respiratory tract infections according to the age group, by detection of sensitivity and positive predictive values of the rapid tests and throat cultures.