Multiplex Testing for Respiratory Viruses and the Impact on Patient Care/Outcomes

Presentation Date: Tue, 25 August, 2015
Presenter(s): Rangaraj Selvarangan

Registration: https://www.pathlms.com/asm/courses/3860

Viral respiratory tract infections are very common in children and adults worldwide and are a major cause of hospitalization and death in the very young, the elderly, and individuals with underlying deficiencies and comorbidity. Rapid and accurate laboratory detection of the many different respiratory viruses responsible for disease can play an important role in clinical management, but determining the source of a respiratory infection using traditional methods can be challenging. To this end, newer technologies with a multiplex design has allowed for more efficient and simultaneous interrogation of a single specimen for multiple respiratory viruses.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe laboratory tests available for respiratory virus detection
  2. Identify strengths and weaknesses of traditional and molecular laboratory tests for respiratory viruses
  3. Describe the potential clinical impact of implementing multiplex respiratory viral PCR test

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This course is available as a webcast which can be viewed on demand until October 31, 2017.

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