Diagnosis of 2009 pandemic influenza A (pH1N1) and seasonal influenza using rapid influenza antigen tests, San Antonio, Texas, April-June 2009.

@article{Lucas2011DiagnosisO2,
  title={Diagnosis of 2009 pandemic influenza A (pH1N1) and seasonal influenza using rapid influenza antigen tests, San Antonio, Texas, April-June 2009.},
  author={Pauline Lucas and Oliver Morgan and Thomas F. Gibbons and Alicia C. Guerrero and Genny M. Maupin and Jenny L Butler and Linda C. Canas and Vincent P. Fonseca and Sonja Olsen and Victor H. MacIntosh},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 Suppl 1},
  pages={S116-22}
}
Clinicians frequently use influenza rapid antigen tests for diagnostic testing. We tested nasal wash samples from 1 April to 7 June 2009 from 1538 patients using the QuickVue Influenza A+B (Quidel) rapid influenza antigen test and compared the results with real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) assay (gold standard). The prevalence of 2009 pandemic influenza A (pH1N1) was 1.98%, seasonal influenza type A .87%, and seasonal influenza type B 2.07%. The sensitivity and… CONTINUE READING
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