Lab testing valued in Scottish H1N1 diagnostic policy U-turn
This article was originally published in Clinica
Within a week of deciding to rely on clinical diagnosis, instead of laboratory testing, to manage the high number of new cases of H1N1 swine flu in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area, the Scottish government last night said it was resuming laboratory testing. The reasons for the U-turn are "concerns about the effectiveness of clinical diagnosis at this stage", said the government.
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