CSF bacterial antigen detection tests offer no advantage over Gram's stain in the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.

@article{Mein1999CSFBA,
  title={CSF bacterial antigen detection tests offer no advantage over Gram's stain in the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.},
  author={Jacki Mein and Gary Lum},
  journal={Pathology},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={67-9}
}
While bacterial antigen detection (BAD) tests have been used on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with success in the diagnosis of bacterial infection in developing countries, their value in the developed world has been recently questioned. In Darwin, Northern Territory (NT), there are good diagnostic resources but high rates of infectious disease, so it was… CONTINUE READING