Karius Test for the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases in Children: A Retrospective Cohort Study

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Summer 2022


Metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) of cell free DNA (cfDNA) is a novel diagnostic method being used for the identification of infectious disease etiologies. The feasibility of this one-step test provides huge potential for a positive impact in case management among all populations. This retrospective cohort study looks to determine the diagnostic value and clinical impacts of the Karius test in a pediatric population. Under guidance of Drs. Oluwafemi Ojo and Utpal Bhalala (Driscoll faculty), Pamela Campos - a medical student from UTRGV has reviewed data from 182 children at Driscoll Children’s Hospital to evaluate the clinical impact of Karius test in children.

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medical student

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