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Table 1 Inclusion criteria

From: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin in predicting invasive bacterial infection in children

Study characteristicsInclusion criteria
PopulationChildren < 18 years of age with suspected invasive bacterial infection
Index testsMid-regional proadrenomedullin
Reference testQuantitative PCR and/or culture of sterile site (blood, urine and/or CSF) specimens
OutcomesTrue and false positives, true and false negatives
Study designsAll prospective, retrospective and randomised control studies that report measures of diagnostic accuracy of mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin in the diagnosis of IBI.