NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) —University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories researchers have shown in a small study that direct metagenomic sequencing of clinical samples correlates well with a standard panel assay used in clinical respiratory virus testing.

The results, published in a poster at last month's annual meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology, suggest that a metagenomics approach to respiratory virus detection has high sensitivity that may even surpass standard methods of detecting co-infections of more than one pathogen.

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