Evaluation of the 3M rapid detection test for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in children during the early stages of the 2009 RSV season

Iona Munjal, Philip Gialanella, Cheryl Goss, John C. McKitrick, Jeffrey R. Avner, Qiulu Pan, Nathan Litman, Michael H. Levi

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We report the results of the 3M rapid detection respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) assay. This study includes pediatric patient results from nasopharyngeal swabs submitted from October to December 2009. There was a sensitivity of 74% and specificity approaching 100% compared to the PCR-based xTAG respiratory viral panel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1151-1153
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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