What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of adenovirus-related acute respiratory disease (ARD)?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Nasopharyngeal swab for culture of respiratory viruses (eg, influenza virus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, rhinovirus) is suggested.

Consider Monospot assay for Epstein-Barr virus.

Consider rapid group A Streptococcus throat swab and culture.


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