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Table 3 Laboratory tests in multicenter case–control study of pneumonia etiology in children

From: Multicenter case–control study protocol of pneumonia etiology in children: Global Approach to Biological Research, Infectious diseases and Epidemics in Low-income countries (GABRIEL network)

Samples Population Analyses
Nasal swab/aspirate Cases and controls Molecular detection of viruses and bacteria
S. pneumoniae typing
Pleural effusion Cases (if pleuritis) Molecular detection of viruses and bacteria
S. pneumoniae typing
Whole blood Cases Molecular detection of viruses and bacteria
   S. pneumoniae typing
   Blood culture
   Blood count
Serum Cases C-reactive protein
   Procalcitonin
Urine Cases Broad antibiotic detection