Evaluation of 3 different rapid automated systems for diagnosis of urinary tract infections.

  title={Evaluation of 3 different rapid automated systems for diagnosis of urinary tract infections.},
  author={Matthias Marschal and Matthias Wienke and Steffen Hoering and I. Autenrieth and J. Frick},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  volume={72 2},
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common infections in both hospitalised and ambulant patients. Rapid diagnostic of UTIs is necessary to provide early information about the presence of bacteria and the indication to administer an antibiotic therapy. Here we report on a study comparing 3 different rapid automated systems with the semiquantitative plate culture reference method in a university hospital with a highly complex patient population. In total, 2230 urine samples were… CONTINUE READING

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