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., et al.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.74, ss.591-593, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 74 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2010.02.020
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.591-593

Özet

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.