We conducted a secondary analysis of a prospective study of infants ≤60 days of age who were febrile to assess the diagnostic accuracy of automated vs manual immature neutrophils for invasive bacterial infections. Although manual counts were superior compared with automated counts, bands had suboptimal accuracy overall and had significant variability in test characteristics based on methodology.
- febrile infant
- immature neutrophils
- invasive bacterial infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health