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Rapid screening for significant bacteriuria using a Coulter Counter.
  1. R Smither

    Abstract

    A Coulter Counter was evaluated for detecting significant bacteriuria. Simple urinary particle counts showed agreement in 883 of the 956 (92.4%) urine specimens examined compared to a standard culture procedure. They also provided a semiquantitative estimate of bacterial numbers in specimens diagnosed as infected by culture. Sample preparation before counting was minimal, and results were obtained within two to four minutes.

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