What is the role of serologic tests in the diagnosis of viral conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Ingrid U Scott, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Serologic tests are available but generally require 2 serum samples at least 2 weeks apart, which can delay treatment decisions. The ready availability of the point-of-service Adenoplus test (RPS Diagnostics) precludes many of the traditional diagnostics owing to its relatively low cost, rapidity, patient tolerability, and accuracy.


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