Title

The validity of the leukocyte esterase reagent test strip in detecting significant leukocyturia

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

12-15-1985

NLM Title Abbreviation

Am J Obstet Gynecol

Journal/Book/Conference Title

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

PubMed ID

4073161

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/0002-9378(85)90696-9

Start Page

888

End Page

889

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/obgyn_pubs/608