Reproducibility of interpretation of the test for antibody coated bacteria in urinary sediment

D. R. Schaberg, R. W. Haley, P. M. Terry, J. E. McGowan

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Abstract

The direct immunofluorescence technique for detecting antibody-coated bacteria in urinary sediment is felt to be useful in distinguishing infection of the kidney from infection of the bladder. An independent, blind multiple-reading system was used to measure interobserver variability in the evaluation of slides of urinary sediments for antibody-coated bacteria. Three independent observers agreed unanimously on first reading in 88% of 253 specimens. When compared with the majority opinion, the sensitivity and specificity of an individual reading were 91 and 95%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-361
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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