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Use of Ames SG10 Urine Dipstick for diagnosis of abdominal pain in the accident and emergency department.
  1. R McGlone,
  2. M Lambert,
  3. M Clancy,
  4. P M Hawkey
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Leeds General Infirmary.

    Abstract

    In a prospective study of 1112 patients presenting to the Accident and Emergency Department with abdominal pain; the SG10 Ames Urine Dipsticks were shown to be a valuable screening test for the detection of infected urine. Introducing this technique would reduce by at least 37% the number of urgent requests for microscopy of midstream urines (MSUs). Dipstick testing however was not a reliable screening test for microscopic haematuria.

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