Validation and diagnostic application of NS and HA gene-specific real-time reverse transcription-PCR assays for detection of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) viruses in clinical specimens.

@article{Rnkk2011ValidationAD,
  title={Validation and diagnostic application of NS and HA gene-specific real-time reverse transcription-PCR assays for detection of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) viruses in clinical specimens.},
  author={Esa R{\"o}nkk{\"o} and Niina Ikonen and Mia Kontio and Minna Haanp{\"a}{\"a} and Hannimari Kallio-Kokko and Laura Mannonen and Maija Lappalainen and Ilkka Julkunen and Thedi Ziegler},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={2009-11}
}
Real-time reverse transcription-PCR assays specific for the nonstructural (NS) and hemagglutinin (HA) genes of the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus were developed and evaluated with clinical samples from infected patients. The tests are characterized by high sensitivity and specificity and performed well throughout the first year of the 2009 pandemic.