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Evaluation of the 3M Rapid Detection Test for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Children during the Early Stages of the 2009 RSV Season▿

By Iona Munjal, Philip Gialanella, Cheryl Goss, John C. McKitrick, Jeffrey R. Avner, Qiulu Pan, Nathan Litman and Michael H. Levi


We report the results of the 3M rapid detection respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) assay. This study includes pediatric patient results from nasopharyngeal swabs submitted from October to December 2009. There was a sensitivity of 74% and specificity approaching 100% compared to the PCR-based xTAG respiratory viral panel

Topics: Virology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
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