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Article: Methods in virus diagnosis: Immunofluorescence revisited

TitleMethods in virus diagnosis: Immunofluorescence revisited
Authors
KeywordsIllness
Immunofluorescence
Virus diagnosis
Issue Date2002
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jcv
Citation
Journal Of Clinical Virology, 2002, v. 25 n. 2, p. 121-134 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Immunofluorescence (IF) has been used in many laboratories for virus diagnosis but has begun to fall inappropriately out of favour as a diagnostic method as pressure on budgets and for objective quality control increases. Objectives: To review the status, value and benefits of IF. Conclusions: IF has, we believe, still a valuable role to play in routine virus diagnosis because it is rapid, accurate (with properly validated reagents), flexible and, by giving feedback on the quality of the specimens collected, promotes dialogue with the customer clinicians to their benefit and to that of the diagnostic laboratory. These benefits are not easily duplicated by other methods or techniques. While such rapid diagnosis primarily benefits the individual patient, providing results within a clinically relevant time has a secondary effect of increasing use of the service. It is our experience that the availability of rapid IF diagnosis (as opposed to culture or serology) for respiratory viral infections leads to a substantial increase in its use, thereby enhancing the amount and breadth of the resultant epidemiological data. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78868
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.647
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.503
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dc.description.abstractBackground: Immunofluorescence (IF) has been used in many laboratories for virus diagnosis but has begun to fall inappropriately out of favour as a diagnostic method as pressure on budgets and for objective quality control increases. Objectives: To review the status, value and benefits of IF. Conclusions: IF has, we believe, still a valuable role to play in routine virus diagnosis because it is rapid, accurate (with properly validated reagents), flexible and, by giving feedback on the quality of the specimens collected, promotes dialogue with the customer clinicians to their benefit and to that of the diagnostic laboratory. These benefits are not easily duplicated by other methods or techniques. While such rapid diagnosis primarily benefits the individual patient, providing results within a clinically relevant time has a secondary effect of increasing use of the service. It is our experience that the availability of rapid IF diagnosis (as opposed to culture or serology) for respiratory viral infections leads to a substantial increase in its use, thereby enhancing the amount and breadth of the resultant epidemiological data. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Clinical Virology. Copyright © Elsevier BV.en_HK
dc.subjectIllnessen_HK
dc.subjectImmunofluorescenceen_HK
dc.subjectVirus diagnosisen_HK
dc.titleMethods in virus diagnosis: Immunofluorescence revisiteden_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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