Investigation of optimal specimen type and sampling time for detection of measles virus RNA during a measles epidemic

M. A. Riddell, D. Chibo, H. A. Kelly, M. G. Catton, C. J. Birch

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Abstract

At various times postonset of rash, 74 patients positive for measles virus-specific immunoglobulin M provided samples for detection of measles virus RNA by a reverse transcriptase PCR. Of lymphocytes, urine, throat swab, and serum specimens, throat swab specimens were optimal for detection of measles virus RNA during the first 2 weeks after the rash.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-376
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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