Rapid Antigen Test

Known as: RAT 
An immunoassay that can quickly detect the presence of specific antigens in a sample and return results during a patient visit.
National Institutes of Health

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2010
2010
The rapid diagnosis of influenza is critical in optimizing clinical management. Rapid antigen tests have decreased sensitivity in… (More)
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2010
2010
We evaluated the SD Bioline Influenza Ag A/B/A(H1N1) Pandemic test kit and compared it with real-time reverse transcriptase PCR… (More)
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2009
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2009
We found that the sensitivities of 3 rapid influenza antigen tests for pandemic influenza A/H1N1 virus were low to moderate: BD… (More)
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2007
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2007
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection is limited by imperfect testing methods. Newer tests, such as rapid… (More)
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2006
2006
Rapid carbohydrate antigen tests are frequently used to diagnose group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis. Despite evidence of… (More)
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2004
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2004
CONTEXT Recent guidelines for management of pharyngitis vary in their recommendations concerning empirical antibiotic treatment… (More)
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2004
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2004
BACKGROUND Malaria and HIV are two of the most important diseases facing Africa. It remains uncertain whether HIV-related… (More)
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2003
2003
OBJECTIVE The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all negative rapid diagnostic tests for Streptococcus pyogenes… (More)
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2001
2001
Conventional diagnostic methods for bacterial meningitis are frequently not rapid or sensitive enough to guide initial… (More)
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2001
2001
STUDY OBJECTIVE We evaluate the test characteristics and test for spectrum bias of a rapid antigen test for group A beta… (More)
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