The validity of the leukocyte esterase reagent test strip in detecting significant leukocyturia
NLM Title Abbreviation
Am J Obstet Gynecol
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI of Published Version
This prospective trial demonstrated that the best possible definition for a positive leukocyte esterase test (Chemstrip 9) is + or ++. With use of this definition, the sensitivity in detecting significant leukocyturia is 83% and the specificity is 70%. The use of this test strip could reduce screening costs in registering obstetric patients.
Esterases/analysis, Female, Humans, Indicators and Reagents/standards, Leukocytes/enzymology, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/urine, Reagent Strips/standards
Published Article/Book Citation
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 153:8 (1985) pp.888-889.