Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
On-line version ISSN 1561-3054
CONTRERAS ALARCON, Rolando et al. Mycrob-1000: una alternativa para la determinación rápida del urocultivo en el nivel primario de salud. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 2004, vol.56, n.2, pp. 135-138. ISSN 1561-3054.
The use of equipment Mycrob-1000 in detecting urinary infections in 4 hours in a primary health care center is evaluated. Two hundred fifty eight urine samples obtained from spontaneous miction were processed; the reference method was counting of colony-forming units per urine millimeter inoculated in Petri plaque in CLED medium. The coincidence rate between both methods was 92,31, with sensitivity and specificity rates of 79,00% and 96,95% respectively. The level of sensitivity was affected by factors not directly dependent on the equipment. High values of specificity and of coincidence achieved by this equipment in relation to the reference method facilitates its use in urine culture, making possible to differentiate negative urine samples in 4 or 5 hours and to focus work and resources on positive samples
Keywords : Urinary tract infection; urine; screening; culture.