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Clin Lab Med. 2009 Dec;29(4):635-47. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2009.07.003.

Developments in immunologic assays for respiratory viruses.

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Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8035, USA. marie.landry@yale.edu

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  • Clin Lab Med. 2010 Mar;30(1):343.

Abstract

In most hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices, immunologic assays are the only tests performed on site for the diagnosis of respiratory viruses. More than other methods, immunoassays have been shown to affect patient management and save costs, aiding early administration of antiviral therapy, reduction in unnecessary tests and antibiotics, and earlier discharges. This article discusses the major immunologic methods employed for respiratory virus diagnosis, recent developments in immunoassays and sample collection, and current test algorithms.

PMID:
19892225
DOI:
10.1016/j.cll.2009.07.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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