A comparative study of nasopharyngeal aspirate and nasal swab specimens for the diagnosis of acute viral respiratory infection

Hong Kong Med J. 2009 Jun;15(3 Suppl 4):24-7.
No abstract available

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Direct
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasal Mucosa / virology*
  • Nasopharynx / virology*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • RNA Virus Infections / diagnosis*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / diagnosis*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Specimen Handling / methods*
  • Virus Cultivation