Karius Test for the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases in Children: A Retrospective Cohort Study
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.
Campos, Pamela; Bhalala, Utpal; Ojo, Oluwafemi; and Li, Guyu, "Karius Test for the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases in Children: A Retrospective Cohort Study" (2022). MEDI 8127 Scholarly Activities Pre-Clerkship. 37.