Leukocyte Esterase Reagent Strips for the Rapid Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Journal of Arthroplasty, 05/31/2012

Leukocyte esterase reagent strips represent a rapid, inexpensive, and sensitive tool for the diagnosis of PJI. Their utility is limited, however, by blood or debris in the synovial fluid rendering them unreadable in one–third of cases.

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