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Table 2 Appropriate antibiotic prescribing in relation to group A Streptococcal testing results

From: Diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of group a streptococcal pharyngitis in children in a primary care setting: impact of point-of-care polymerase chain reaction

Antibiotic use Final result*
SOCa (n = 152) Liatb (n = 103)
Positive Negative Positive Negative
Antibiotic Yes 61 10 38 1
No 9 72 2 62
Appropriate antibiotic use, % (n/N)c 87.5 (133/152) 97.1 (100/103)
  1. *Final result by bidirectional DNA sequencing; P = .0065
  2. aRADT plus culture
  3. bcobas Liat Strep A POC PCR assay
  4. cAppropriate antibiotic use defined as follows: final result positive plus antibiotics = yes or final result negative plus antibiotics = no. SOC % = (61 + 72)/ (61 + 10 + 9 + 72); Liat% = (38 + 62)/(38 + 1 + 2 + 6 + 62)