Evaluation of the Directigen 1,2,3 Group A Strep Test for diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis.

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The Directigen 1,2,3 Group A Strep Test (DGAST; BBL Microbiology Systems, Cockeysville, Md.) was compared with conventional culture methods for the detection of group A streptococci. Among 327 children, the DGAST has a sensitivity of 75.0%, a specificity of 99.1%, and positive and negative predictive values of 97.5 and 89.3%, respectively, as compared with… (More)

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@article{Moyer1990EvaluationOT, title={Evaluation of the Directigen 1,2,3 Group A Strep Test for diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis.}, author={Nelson P Moyer and Phillip James Quinn and Chris Showalter}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={1990}, volume={28 7}, pages={1661-3} }