Additional molecular testing of saliva specimens improves the detection of respiratory viruses

Additional molecular testing of saliva specimens improves the detection of respiratory viruses Emerging Microbes &Infections 6, e49 (June 2017). doi:10.1038/emi.2017.35 Authors: Kelvin KW To, Lu Lu, Cyril CY Yip, Rosana WS Poon, Ami MY Fung, Andrew Cheng, Daniel HK Lui, Deborah TY Ho, Ivan FN Hung, Kwok-Hung Chan &Kwok-Yung Yuen
Source: Emerging Microbes and Infections - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: influenza nasopharyngeal oral fluid respiratory virus saliva viral load Source Type: research

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