Evaluation of binax now Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen test in children in a community with a high carriage rate of pneumococcus

Richard A. Adegbola, Steven K. Obaro, Emmanuel Biney, Brian M. Greenwood

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Abstract

Pneumococcal antigen was present in urine from 49 of 102 well Gambian children. Eighty-nine of the 102 were nasopharyngeal carriers of pneumococci. The positive predictive value for carriage was 96%, and the negative predictive value was 22%. The test is not useful for predicting etiology of disease in populations with a high rate of nasopharyngeal carriage of pneumococci.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)718-719
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 2001

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Keywords

  • Binax NOW
  • Nasopharyngeal colonization
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Urinary antigen detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Evaluation of binax now Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen test in children in a community with a high carriage rate of pneumococcus. / Adegbola, Richard A.; Obaro, Steven K.; Biney, Emmanuel; Greenwood, Brian M.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 20, No. 7, 26.07.2001, p. 718-719.

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