Clinical and economical impact of multiplex respiratory virus assays.

  title={Clinical and economical impact of multiplex respiratory virus assays.},
  author={{\'E}milie Valli{\`e}res and Christian E Renaud},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  volume={76 3},
During the last decade, a variety of molecular assays targeting respiratory viruses have been developed and commercialized. Therefore, multiplex PCR are increasingly used in everyday clinical practice. This improves our understanding of respiratory virus epidemiology and enhances our concerns about their clinical impact in specific patient populations. However, questions remain regarding cost-effectiveness of performing these diagnostic tests in routine and their real impact on patient care… CONTINUE READING
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