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Point-of-Care Urine Testing for Suspected Urinary Tract Infections in the Emergency Department: Diagnostic Accuracy, Clinical Utility, and Guidelines

Last updated: December 12, 2017
Project Number: RB1174-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care urine testing for patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected urinary tract infections?
  2. What is the clinical utility of point-of-care urine testing for patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected urinary tract infections?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of point-of-care urine testing for patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected urinary tract infections?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews (one with meta-analysis) and four non-randomized studies were identified regarding the diagnostic accuracy or clinical utility of point-of-care urine testing for patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected urinary tract infections.