Nucleic Acid-Based Testing for Non-Influenza Viral Pathogens

Publication Date: May 1, 2021

Key Points

Key Points

There is increasing recognition that respiratory viruses are frequent causative agents of community acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Although at the time of document development SARS-CoV-2 was not a recognized CAP-causing pathogen, nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) are the cornerstone of the CDC’s United States SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Plan.



...with suspected CAP, the ATS sugge...

...patients with suspected CAP, the ATS sugge...