The ACB test appears to be highly specific for the presence of LRTI in intubated patients. Sensitivity of the test may be adversely affected by prior antibiotic therapy. A positive ACB test may predict the subsequent development of LRTI. Further study is warranted.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine