The current state of viral diagnostics for respiratory infections.

Binh Minh Le, Rachel Presti

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Abstract

Rapidly determining the viral etiology of respiratory infections leads to more effective treatment and prevention. Traditional tests to diagnose respiratory viruses include cell culture, serology, and antigen detection assays. These methods differ in cost, time to results, and technical difficulty. Nucleic acid amplification tests such as PCR are more sensitive than the traditional assays and provide results quickly, while DNA microarrays offer a powerful method for the discovery of novel respiratory viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalMissouri Medicine
Volume106
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009

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Respiratory Tract Infections
Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques
Viruses
Serology
Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
Cell Culture Techniques
Antigens
Costs and Cost Analysis
Polymerase Chain Reaction

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The current state of viral diagnostics for respiratory infections. / Le, Binh Minh; Presti, Rachel.

In: Missouri Medicine, Vol. 106, No. 4, 07.2009, p. 283-286.

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Le, Binh Minh ; Presti, Rachel. / The current state of viral diagnostics for respiratory infections. In: Missouri Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 106, No. 4. pp. 283-286.
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