Viral Testing for Pediatric Respiratory Infections

20:00 EDT 31 Jul 2017 | JAMA

This commentary discusses a narrative review published in JAMA Pediatrics that summarized the rationale historically used to support respiratory viral testing in children and the potential considerations and limitations of the various types of tests.

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