Rapid Influenza Antigen Test for Diagnosis of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Published Date:May 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(5):824-826.
Aged, 80 And Over
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Predictive Value Of Tests
Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
Sensitivity And Specificity
Description: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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