- Rapid diagnosis of bacteremic pneumococcal infections in adults by using the Binax NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen test: a prospective, controlled clinical evaluationMichael D Smith
Public Health Laboratory, Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Taunton, TA1 5DB, United Kingdom
J Clin Microbiol 41:2810-3. 2003..Detection of urinary antigen is a valuable, sensitive, and rapid test for the early diagnosis of bacteremic pneumococcal infections in adult patients, even after antibiotic treatment has commenced...
- Diagnosis of Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in adults with bacteremia and community-acquired pneumonia: clinical comparison of pneumococcal PCR and urinary antigen detectionMichael D Smith
Department of Microbiology, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
J Clin Microbiol 47:1046-9. 2009..Urinary antigen detection is the nonculture diagnostic method of choice for patients with possible severe pneumococcal infection...
- Diagnosis of invasive pneumococcal infection by serotype-specific urinary antigen detectionJohn P Leeming
Health Protection Agency South West Regional Laboratory, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW, United Kingdom
J Clin Microbiol 43:4972-6. 2005..8%. These assays should prove valuable in epidemiological investigation of invasive pneumococcal infection in adults, particularly if combined with a sensitive C-polysaccharide detection assay to screen for positive samples...