Evaluation of three rapid diagnostic tests for cholera: does the skill level of the technician matter?

@article{Kalluri2006EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of three rapid diagnostic tests for cholera: does the skill level of the technician matter?},
  author={Pavani Kalluri and Aliya Naheed and S. M. Mahbubur Rahman and Mohammad Ansaruzzaman and Abu Syed Golam Faruque and Michele M Bird and Fatema Khatun and Nurul Amin Bhuiyan and Fumitoshi Nato and Jean Michel Fournier and Cheryl C. Bopp and Robert F. Breiman and Gopinath Balakrish Nair and Eric Daniel Mintz},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          49-55
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate SMART, Medicos Dip Stick and an Institut Pasteur (IP) cholera dipstick tests for accuracy and ease of use. METHOD Every 50th patient presenting with diarrhoea at ICDDR,B between 1 April 2003 and 30 November 2003 was enrolled. The rapid diagnostic tests were performed by field and laboratory technicians, and sensitivity (Se), specificity (Sp), positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive values calculated. RESULTS We isolated Vibrio cholerae O1 from 116 (38%) of 304… CONTINUE READING
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