Evaluation of rapid antigen detection kits for the diagnosis of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 infection.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

Peer reviewed scientific article



Early detection of highly pathogenic (HP) strains of avian influenza, especially the HP H5N1, is important in terms of controlling and minimizing the spread of the virus. Several rapid antigen detection kits that are able to detect influenza A viruses in less than 1 hr are commercially available, but only a few of them have been evaluated. In this study, four commercially available rapid tests for veterinary usage and two tests for human usage were evaluated and compared. The evaluation of the detection limits of the different tests established with serial dilution of HP H5N1 indicated that…

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