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April 2012

The expansion of PCR testing in the microbiology field has improved both the detection of viruses in patient specimens and the turnaround time for testing. It is important to select the best test for detection of specific viruses. Dr. Pritt reviews the various test options and provides guidance on the best tests for identification of viruses in clinical specimens.


  • Bobbi Pritt, MD
    • Consultant, Clinical Microbiology Division
    • Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Microbiology
    • Director of the Clinical Virology and Parasitology Laboratory

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