Respiratory syncytial virus Ag

Keywords: Respiratory syncytial virus antigen

Specimen:

Nasopharyngeal aspirate or swab.

Method:

Nucleic acid detection after amplification.

Application:

Investigation of severe respiratory illness in infants (bronchiolitis, pneumonia, croup), immunocompromised and elderly patients.

Interpretation:

Presence of RSV indicates respiratory syncytial virus infection.

Reference:

Falsey AR  et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2002; 40: 817-820.