Evaluation of a rapid gram stain interpretation method for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis

I. Hilmarsdóttir*, Guðrún Svanborg Hauksdóttir, J. D. Jóhannesdóttir, T. Daníelsdóttir, H. Thorsteinsdóttir, J. H. Ólafsson

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Abstract

A simple Gram stain evaluation for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis was assessed in comparison to Nugent's method. The sensitivity (90%), specificity (94%), positive and negative predictive values (90% and 94%), and good interobserver agreement obtained indicate that the test method can be performed reliably in the routine clinical microbiology laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1140
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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