Comparing the yield of oropharyngeal swabs and sputum for detection of 11 common pathogens in hospitalized children with lower respiratory tract infection

Abstract Background Advances in molecular laboratory techniques are changing the prospects for the diagnosis of viral infectious diseases. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay (multiplex-PCR) can detect dozens of pathogens simultaneously, greatly reducing turnaround time (TAT) and improving det...

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Main Authors: Le Wang, Shuo Yang, Xiaotong Yan, Teng Liu, Zhishan Feng, Guixia Li
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2019-06-01
Series:Virology Journal
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