A comparison of two indirect methods for localizing the site of urinary tract infection: Beta glucuronidase levels and the presence of antibody-coated bacteria

Robert E. Harris, Virginia L. Thomas, James M. Underwood, Frank Gaudot

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Abstract

A comparison of two of the indirect methods used for localization of the site of urinary tract infection was made for 218 obstetric patients. There was no correlation between urinary beta glucuronidase activity and the presence of a positive fluorescent antibody test. The ranges of beta glucuronidase activity were so variable that this test could not differentiate between the presence of renal, bladder, or absence of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-649
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume131
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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