Evaluation of two avian influenza type A rapid antigen tests under Indonesian field conditions.

@article{Loth2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of two avian influenza type A rapid antigen tests under Indonesian field conditions.},
  author={Leo Loth and Walujo Budi Prijono and Hendra Wibawa and Tri Bhakti Usman},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={642-4}
}
The current study evaluated the test characteristics of 2 commercially available rapid antigen tests for highly pathogenic avian influenza. Diagnostic specimens were collected from free-ranging village chickens in Indonesia. A total of 174 healthy, sick, and dead birds were included in the study. The relative diagnostic test sensitivity and the relative diagnostic test specificity were calculated by using real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) as the confirmatory… CONTINUE READING