Detection of Influenza H7N9: All Molecular Tests are Not Equal.

Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Capital District Health Authority (CDHA).
Journal of clinical microbiology (Impact Factor: 3.99). 08/2013; 51(11). DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01808-13
Source: PubMed


The recent emergence of influenza A virus (H7N9) emphasizes the need for its rapid detection. While commercial nucleic acid
amplification tests (NAATs) are commonly used to detect seasonal influenza virus, this study demonstrated that the analytical
sensitivity of commercial assays is highly variable compared to that of CDC-based in-house NAATs for the detection of H7N9.

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