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Diagnostic Tests for Group A Streptococcal Infection: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: August 21, 2017
Project Number: RA0925-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative test accuracy of diagnostic tests for group A streptococcal infection?
  2. What is the comparative cost-effectiveness of diagnostic tests for group A streptococcal infection?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the diagnosis of group A streptococcal infection?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews, including two with meta-analysis, and 15 non-randomized studies were identified regarding the accuracy of diagnostic tests for group A streptococcal infection.