Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis: A Meta-analysis

  title={Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Wei Ling Lean and Sarah J. Arnup and Margie Danchin and Andrew C. Steer},
  pages={771 - 781}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Effective management of group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis is hindered by impracticality of the gold standard diagnostic test: throat culture. Rapid antigen diagnostic tests (RADTs) are a promising alternative, although concerns about their sensitivity and specificity, and variation between test methodologies, have limited their clinical use. The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review with meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of RADTs for… 

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