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Point-of-Care Urine Pregnancy Screening in the Emergency Department: Diagnostic Accuracy, Clinical Utility, and Guidelines

Last updated: December 7, 2017
Project Number: RB1173-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care urine pregnancy screens for patients presenting to the emergency department?
  2. What is the clinical utility of point-of-care urine pregnancy screens for patients presenting to the emergency department?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of point-of-care urine pregnancy screens for patients presenting to the emergency department?

Key Message

Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding the diagnostic accuracy or clinical utility of point-of-care urine pregnancy screens for patients presenting to the emergency department.