Proficiency of Nucleic Acid Tests for Avian Influenza Viruses, Australasia
Published Date:Jul 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(7):1126-1128.
Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype
Influenza In Birds
Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sensitivity And Specificity
Description:An avian influenza quality assurance program was used to provide information for laboratories on the sensitivity and specificity of their avian influenza nucleic acid testing. Most laboratories were able to correctly detect clinically relevant amounts of influenza virus (H5N1), and results improved as each subsequent panel was tested.
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