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July 25, 1986

Incorrect Values.—

JAMA. 1986;256(4):474. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03380040048027

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Three errors occurred in the TOWARD OPTIMAL LABORATORY USE entitled "Detection of Group A Streptococci in the Laboratory or Physician's Office," published in the May 16 issue of The Journal (1986;255:2638-2642). On page 2641, the second sentence in the second full paragraph in column 1 should have read as follows: "Storage of specimen swabs overnight at room temperature resulted in an increase in Directigen sensitivity for group A streptococci (when the culture yielded >50 [not '<50'] colonies) to 87% compared with a sensitivity of only 69% associated with immediate antigen testing.55" Also on page 2641, the heading for column 3 in Table 1 should have read as follows: "Duration, hr" (not "Duration, yr"). On that same page, in Table 3, line 9 in the column labeled "Sensitivity" should have read as follows: "90.9" (not "90.0").