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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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.
|Glasgow Author(s):||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.|