Laboratory tests for SARS: Powerful or peripheral?

January 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/6/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
Focuses on a study released by Patrick Tang and colleagues who were participating in the Ontario Laboratory Working Group for the Rapid Diagnosis of Emerging Infections, which recounted the laboratory investigations conducted for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) during the outbreak in Toronto, Ontario. Changes in the case definition of SARS; Examples of molecular diagnostic tests that may be used to detect SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV); Reason for the poor detection of SARS-CoV in early samples using first-generation diagnostic assays.


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