Urine dipstick readings greater than or equal to 1+ had limited sensitivity but high specificity for detecting albuminuria in adults

Agarwal, Rajiv
October 2011
ACP Journal Club;10/18/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 4, p9
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which investigated the accuracy of screening with urine dipsticks for detecting albuminuria in community populations. Involved in the study were 10,944 adults who participated in the baseline biomedical examination of the Australian Diabetes, Obesity, and Lifestyle Study and had complete urinalysis data. It was found that urine dipstick readings =1+ had limited sensitivity but high specificity for detecting albuminuria in adults.


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