Usefulness of urinary antigen testing for Legionella in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia: a rapid review
Record ID 32014001053
Authors' objectives: This aim of this rapid review was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of urinary antigen testing for Legionella to determine its usefulness in treating patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
Authors' recommendations: On the basis of a SR evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of urinary antigen testing for Legionella in patients with CAP, the following conclusions were reached: Low quality evidence indicated that urinary antigen testing for Legionella had high specificity. Low quality evidence indicated that urinary antigen testing for Legionella had a lower sensitivity, especially when the quality of the individual studies was taken into account.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
URL for published report: http://www.hqontario.ca/Portals/0/Documents/eds/rapid-reviews/pneumonia-urinary-antigen-testing-131120-en.pdf
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Community-Acquired Infections
- Antigens, Bacterial
Organisation Name: Health Quality Ontario
Contact Address: Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5
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