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Combo Respiratory Pathogen Tests Miss Pertussis

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.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM PAS 2019