A Service Evaluation of Simultaneous near Patient Testing for Influenza, RSV, Clostridium difficle and Norovirus in a UK District General Hospital

ConclusionsLocal GXP testing compared to centralised multiplex PCR testing for IF, NV and CD, demonstrated sensitivities, specificities and NPV between 95% - 100%. Turnaround times were faster, enabling quicker infection prevention and control decision making. In our local setting (WCUH), the GXP demonstrated the potential to reduce NV and IFA/B outbreaks.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Manuel Jorge Rial, Marcela Valverde, Victoria del Pozo, Francisco Javier González-Barcala, Carlos Martínez-Rivera, Xavier Muñoz, José María Olaguibel, Vicente Plaza, Elena Curto, Santiago Quirce, Pilar Barranco, Javier Domínguez-Ortega, Joaquin Mullol, César Picado, Antonio Valero, Irina Bobolea, Ebymar Arismendi, Paula Ribó, Joaquín Sastre
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