n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Laboratory diagnosis of paediatric lower respiratory tract infection : more about... microbiology
|Article Title||Laboratory diagnosis of paediatric lower respiratory tract infection : more about... microbiology|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Nov 2008|
|Pages||551 - 552|
In the past tissue culture techniques, which were the gold standard, were used to detect respiratory viruses. However, these techniques are time consuming, with decreased sensitivity, compared with molecular testing that is only performed in a few specialised laboratories. Serology is rarely helpful during acute disease owing to the possible time delay before seroconversion.
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