Leukocyte Esterase Reagent Strips Help Diagnose PJI

Award-winning study finds strips are effective for rapid diagnosis of infection

Jennie McKee

Leukocyte esterase reagent (LER) strips, commonly used for diagnosing conditions such as urinary tract infections, peritonitis, and chorioamnionitis, may also be helpful in rapid diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), according to a paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons that received the James A. Rand Award.

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