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P M Kyle
Professor P M Kyle, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand; firstname.lastname@example.org
In high-risk pregnant women, how accurate for diagnosing proteinuria are albumin:creatinine ratio (A/Cr) tested on-site using an automated analyser, protein:creatinine ratio (P/Cr) tested in the laboratory, and automated dipstick analysis used on-site compared with 24-hour urine collection?
prospective cohort study.
high-risk antenatal clinic in a university hospital in New Zealand.
140 pregnant women (10 women were included twice) at >20 gestational weeks (median 34 wk). The women provided a midstream urine specimen for automated dipstick analysis; those with a ⩾1+ result for new-onset proteinuria were invited to participate (n = 100), along with a selection of women with a negative or trace proteinuria result (n = 50). Women with culture-positive urinary tract …
Source of funding: Canterbury District Health Board.