"This is NOT true. The key is what Brent King said in his posting. In office
practices sheep blood agar is used for TC. This is not very sensitive.
Hospitals use more selective media with Bacitracin disks etc to
selectively inhibit non GABHS and overcome the competitive inhibition by
these bacteria on GABHS."
Well...whether or not you agree with the study, it IS true that the study
exists and that what I reported was their findings of essentially
equivalent sensitivity and specificity in an office-based setting...March
1997, JAMA. Can't remember which week off-hand.
Children's of Akron
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