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Msg  66073 of 66472  at  10/21/2019 10:51:34 AM  by

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 In response to msg 66072 by  redplate
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Testing for RSV using PCR (Red)

Red, just curious on your thoughts on the reliability of PCR for RSV in infants.

Momoney77, a medical professional, posted:

RSV PCR tests are accurate at detecting about 75% of cases. They miss 1 in 4. LARGE potential for error when we are comparing to such small numbers.

Isn't the PCR test initiated with the swabbing of the nose &/or throat?

Given that RSV is primarily a lower respiratory tract infection, isn't it possible that cases are missed in the swabbing process.

To your knowledge, what is the accuracy of PCR testing for RSV in infants.

Thanks.


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