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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 February; 27(175): 104–106.
PMCID: PMC2158559

`Microstix' — a new diagnostic aid

Abstract

The usefulness of `Microstix' as a diagnostic tool in urinary tract infections in general practice has been evaluated. The nitrite component detected only 53 per cent of cases of significant bacteriuria, and gave rise to a nine per cent false positive result. The culture media correctly detected 93 per cent of cases of significant bacteriuria, but this was associated with a false positive result of nine per cent.

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