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J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Jan;39(1):375-6.

Investigation of optimal specimen type and sampling time for detection of measles virus RNA during a measles epidemic.

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Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. michaela.riddell@mh.org.au

Abstract

At various times postonset of rash, 74 patients positive for measles virus-specific immunoglobulin M provided samples for detection of measles virus RNA by a reverse transcriptase PCR. Of lymphocytes, urine, throat swab, and serum specimens, throat swab specimens were optimal for detection of measles virus RNA during the first 2 weeks after the rash.

PMID:
11136805
PMCID:
PMC87736
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.39.1.375-376.2001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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