Advances in the laboratory diagnosis of viral respiratory disease

Kelly J. Henrickson, D. M E Osterhaus, Jonathan Mccullers

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Abstract

Background: In recent years significant advances in the laboratory diagnostics available to detect respiratory viral infections have been achieved. Methods: This article presents the types of diagnostic methods currently available to the practitioner, as well as those on the horizon. The article covers tissue culture, serology and direct examination as well as some rapid diagnostic techniques and molecular assays, previewing developing new technology. Conclusions: Laboratory diagnosis will likely be clinically useful in some but not all cases of viral infection. As new diagnostic methods become widely available, it is increasingly important to develop guidelines for laboratory testing when viral illness is suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume23
Issue number1 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Virus Diseases
Molecular Diagnostic Techniques
Serology
Respiratory Tract Infections
Guidelines
Technology

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Advances in the laboratory diagnosis of viral respiratory disease. / Henrickson, Kelly J.; Osterhaus, D. M E; Mccullers, Jonathan.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1 SUPPL., 01.2004.

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