Table 8.11Evidence profile for urine culture in babies about to start antibiotic treatment

Number of studiesNumber of babiesSensitivity (95% confidence interval)Specificity (95% confidence interval)Positive likelihood ratio (95% confidence interval)Negative likelihood ratio (95% confidence interval)Quality
Urine culture to predict bacterial infection within 72 hours of birth, using blood culture as reference standard
1 (Visser 1979)18811(0 to 32)*99 (97–100)*33 (0 to 87)*96 (93 to 97)*Low

Calculated by the NCC-WCH technical team from data reported in the article

See the complete GRADE Table J 8.11

From: 8, Investigations before starting antibiotics in the baby

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