Comparison of the Simplexa FluA/B & RSV direct assay and laboratory-developed real-time PCR assays for detection of respiratory virus.

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The results of the Focus Simplexa FluA/B & RSV Direct assay were compared to those of laboratory-developed reverse transcription PCR tests for 498 nasopharyngeal swabs. Concordance rates were 96.6% (476/493; κ = 0.91), 97.6% (481/493; κ = 0.47), and 99.2% (488/492; κ = 0.94) for influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus, respectively. 
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02395-13

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@article{Woodberry2013ComparisonOT, title={Comparison of the Simplexa FluA/B & RSV direct assay and laboratory-developed real-time PCR assays for detection of respiratory virus.}, author={Mitchell W Woodberry and Rohit Shankar and Anne Cent and Keith R. Jerome and Jane Kuypers}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2013}, volume={51 11}, pages={3883-5} }