The usefulness of the rapid assay for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen was evaluated in 155 children ages 1 to 60 months with suspected invasive pneumococcal disease and 200 healthy controls. Although the assay was highly sensitive in the children with invasive pneumococcal disease, it should be interpreted with caution in young patients because a positive urine test result may simply be the result of nasopharyngeal colonization.
- Binax NOW
- Invasive pneumococcal disease
- Rapid antigen assay
- Streptococcus pneumoniae
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health