Reagent strips are efficient to rule out spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotics.

@article{Oey2016ReagentSA,
  title={Reagent strips are efficient to rule out spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotics.},
  author={Rosalie C Oey and Jonas J.W. Kuiper and Henk R van Buuren and Robert A de Man},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={257-61}
}
BACKGROUND The gold standard to diagnose spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a polymorphonuclear neutrophil count ≥ 250 cells/µl in ascitic fluid. This test is laborious and expensive. Urine reagent strips measuring leukocyte esterase activity have been proposed as a rapid and inexpensive alternative. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the Combur reagent strip for diagnosing SBP. Furthermore the possible advantage of a photospectrometer reading over visual… CONTINUE READING

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