Pediatric patients frequently present with illnesses strongly suggesting infection, but without a clearly identified etiology. Our center has recently added a commercially available plasma metagenomic sequencing assay to its available diagnostic testing. Our experience with the first 100 tests suggests that this technology has good clinical performance with >90% sensitivity.
- bacterial infection
- metagenomic next-generation sequencing
- viral infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology