volume 20, issue 1, P9-11 1992
DOI: 10.1007/bf01704885
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Abstract: We evaluated a bioluminescence assay as a screening test for the detection of bacteriuria in pregnancy. A total of 1,000 urine specimens from a randomly selected group of pregnant women undergoing prenatal surveillance was investigated. Sequential dilution of urine specimens on CLED agar plates served as a reference method. Set against the reference group, bioluminescence screening scored a 93% sensitivity, a 78% specificity and a 99% predictive accuracy for negative results. All urine specimens were also anal…

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