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Genomic Test Accurately Sorts Viral vs Bacterial Infections, Duke University Medical Center Study


9/19/2013 6:18:39 AM

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A blood test developed by researchers at Duke Medicine showed more than 90-percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses. The test, which detects a specific genetic “signature” that the sick person’s immune system expresses as a response to the virus, demonstrates a potential new method for diagnosing the source of illnesses that have long been tough to pinpoint.

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