• Molecular, antigen tests have their own pros and cons

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Molecular tests and antigen tests have characteristics that make them ideal - and sometimes not so ideal - in the clinical setting, a speaker at the Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium said.
    Gregory A. Storch, MD, a professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, used three different diseases to illustrate his point.
    He said reverse transcriptase PCR for COVID-19 has a high level of sensitivity when administered correctly and can be included in multiplex panels. However, the test can also yield false-negative results.
    “This is in
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