Multiplex Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing: A Transition from Traditional Culture and Direct Antigen Testing

Presented by: Benjamin Pinsky, M.D., Ph.D. Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Learning Objectives

  • Review the various methods for detecting respiratory viruses
  • Describe the performance characteristics of respiratory virus tests
  • Discuss the transition from traditional methods to molecular testing

Intended Audience

Physicians, epidemiologists, microbiologists, infection control, laboratory and healthcare professionals interested in the clinical impact of comprehensive respiratory virus testing.

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