Comparison of Direct Fluorescence Assay and Real-Time RT-PCR as Diagnostics for Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Young Children

@inproceedings{Shafik2011ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of Direct Fluorescence Assay and Real-Time RT-PCR as Diagnostics for Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Young Children},
  author={Caroline F. Shafik and Emad W. Mohareb and Fouad G. Youssef},
  booktitle={Journal of tropical medicine},
  year={2011}
}
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children worldwide. Early detection of RSV is critical to initiate proper care. Two methods, the direct fluorescence assay (DFA) and the real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (rt-RT-PCR), that are used for RSV detection were compared. A total of… CONTINUE READING