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Rapid diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus infection by using Pernasal swabs

Mackie, P.L., Madge, P.J., Getty, S., and Paton, J. (1991) Rapid diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus infection by using Pernasal swabs. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 29 (11). pp. 2653-2655. ISSN 0095-1137

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Publisher's URL: http://jcm.asm.org/content/29/11/2653

Abstract

The sensitivity and specificity of direct immunofluorescence microscopy performed on Pernasal swab specimens and compared with those of nasopharyngeal aspirates were 93 and 99%, respectively. Posterior nasopharyngeal swabs applied immediately to microscope slides allow a rapid and simple screening procedure for the diagnosis of acute respiratory syncytial virus infections.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paton, Dr James
Authors: Mackie, P.L., Madge, P.J., Getty, S., and Paton, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine > Clinical Specialities
Journal Name:Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Journal Abbr.:J. Clin. Microbiol.
ISSN:0095-1137
ISSN (Online):1468-2044

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