Binax NOW® Streptococcus pneumoniae test of middle ear fluid for detecting causative pathogens in children with acute otitis media

Naohiro Okitsu, Hisakazu Yano, Hidetoshi Ohshima, Shun Sagai, Mihoko Irimada, Kenji Ohyama, Toshimitsu Kobayashi

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Abstract

We investigated rapid diagnosis of acute otitis media, (AOM) with the Binax NOW® Streptococcus pneumoniae test kit. Middle ear fluid specimens were obtained from 38 children with AOM (mean age: 1.1. years). Binax NOW® demonstrated 100% sensitivity and 72% specificity, suggesting it is a useful auxiliary test for AOM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-342
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb

Keywords

  • Acute otitis media
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Binax NOW®
  • Diagnostic test
  • Streptococcus pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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