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Title: Which blood tests are most helpful in evaluating pelvic inflammatory disease?
Author: Hall, Mary N.; Leach, Laura
Keywords: laparoscopy
diagnostic accuracy
inflammatory sequelae
Date: 2004-04
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 53(4) 2004: 326+.
Abstract: No individual or combination of blood tests can reliably diagnose pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)(strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, metaanalysis). The combination of white blood cell count, C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and vaginal white blood cells can reliably exclude PID if results for all 4 tests are normal (sensitivity=100%) (SOR: B, cohort study, reference standard not uniformly applied).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3218

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