Evaluation of Binax NOW, an assay for the detection of pneumococcal antigen in urine samples, performed among pediatric patients.

@article{Dowell2001EvaluationOB,
  title={Evaluation of Binax NOW, an assay for the detection of pneumococcal antigen in urine samples, performed among pediatric patients.},
  author={Scott F Dowell and Robert L. Garman and Guo Zhao and Orin S Levine and Yee Hwa Yang},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={824-5}
}
In our evaluation of a new assay for the detection of pneumococcal antigen in urine (Binax NOW; Binax), the test result was no more likely to be positive among 88 children with radiographically confirmed pneumonia than among 198 control subjects; however, it was significantly more likely to be positive among children who were nasopharyngeal carriers of pneumococci. This test is not likely to be useful for distinguishing children with pneumococcal pneumonia from those who are merely colonized. 

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