Rapid Influenza Antigen Test for Diagnosis of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009

California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California 94804, USA.
Emerging Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 7.33). 05/2010; 16(5):824-6. DOI: 10.3201/eid1605.091797
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ABSTRACT We compared the QuickVue Influenza test with PCR for diagnosing pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in 404 persons with influenza-like illness. Overall sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values were 66%, 84%, 84%, and 64%, respectively. Rapid test results should be interpreted cautiously when pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus is suspected.

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