Human rhinoviruses are the most frequent cause of acute upper respiratory tract infections in humans and are usually associated with the common cold. Rhinoviruses can also cause lower respiratory tract infections resulting in severe disease in children, in elderly and in immunosuppressed patients. The detection of human rhinoviruses has been carried out traditionally by culture of the virus followed by the acid liability test. The method is time-consuming and laborious. Recently, reverse transcription (RT)-PCR has been shown to be a more rapid and more sensitive method for the detection of rhinoviruses in clinical specimens.
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Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Reject Criteria: Does not accept Calcium Alginate Swabs.