Evaluation of the FiltraCheck-UTI for detection of bacteriuria

Charles E. Stager, James R. Davis

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The FiltraCheck-UTI (FC) is a disposable colorimetric urine screen for bacteriuria that requires <1 min to perform. The results of the FC and two other urine screens, the Bac-T-Screen (BTS) and the Chemstrip LN test strip (LN), were compared with a quantitative culture method. A total of 551 urine specimens were tested. The sensitivity of FC, BTS, and LN for probable pathogens at ≥105 CFU/ml was 94.8%, 97.4%, and 77.9% respectively. These values for specimens with probable pathogens at ≥104 CFU/ml were 91.1%, 92.1%, and 74.3%, respectively. When the LN was combined with the FC or BTS as a urine screen, the sensitivity for probable pathogens was improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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