Viral disease tests: A changing arena

Lewis, Laurie; Gruber, William
February 1999
Patient Care;2/28/1999, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p18
Academic Journal
Reports on the availability of improved serology and molecular techniques for earlier diagnosis of viral infections. Quicker, safer, cost-effective laboratory methods; Diagnostic tests for hepatitis C, HIV, herpes infections, respiratory infections; Advantages offered by the diagnostic techniques.


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