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What tests are used to diagnose adenovirus infections?

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Your child’s doctor may want to do a physical exam and one or more of these tests:

  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Swab test: A nurse will use a cotton swab to get a sample of mucus from your child’s nose.
  • Stool test: You’ll collect a sample of your child’s poop at home and bring it to the doctor’s office.
  • Chest X-ray

From: What Are Adenovirus Infections? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Adenovirus Infections."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Adenovirus Infections in Children."

CDC: "Adenovirus," “Adenoviruses: Outbreaks.”

HealthyKids.org: "Adenovirus Infections."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Adenovirus Infections."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Adenovirus Infections in Children."

CDC: "Adenovirus," “Adenoviruses: Outbreaks.”

HealthyKids.org: "Adenovirus Infections."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

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