Respiratory Viruses

Viral respiratory tract infections are the most common diseases affecting humans throughout the world. Laboratory testing to identify the specific pathogen is only necessary if clinical management would be altered; testing may also be indicated in certain populations to help with clinical decision making. Laboratory testing options include rapid antigen, direct fluorescent antibody (DFA), PCR, and culture.

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Content Review: 
October 2017

Last Update: March 2018