Which methods for the detection of viral conjunctivitis (pink eye) are used primarily in research settings?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Ingrid U Scott, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Alternative methods include the use of immunoperoxidase, electron microscopy, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. These tests are usually performed only in the context of a research program.


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