Key clinical point: Comprehensive respiratory pathogen panels cannot be relied on to detect pertussis, according to an investigation from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Major finding: Respiratory pathogen panels was negative for confirmed pertussis 44% of the time.
Study details: Testing of pathology samples.
Disclosures: There was no industry funding, and the lead investigator didn’t report any disclosures.
REPORTING FROM PAS 2019