Flu/RSV testing was implemented in out-patient clinic-based physician office laboratories throughout Pennsylvania. On-site testing reduced the collect-to-result time by 70% when compared to testing in a centralized core laboratory; over- or under-treatment for influenza A and B (measured by anti-viral prescription) was reduced by 15% (P < 0.0001). Antimicrobial prescription was not affected by on-site testing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|State||Accepted/In press - Jan 1 2018|
- Flu test
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases