The validity of measuring vaginal sialidase activity to identify bacterial vaginosis (BV) was determined by using 5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-α-D-N-acetylneuraminic acid in a near-patient test. The sensitivity and specificity of the test for prediction of BV were 95.6 and 96.3%, respectively. Positive and negative predictive values were 95.6 and 96.3%, respectively. This test may be an alternative to Gram staining.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|