Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)
Peer reviewed scientific article
PURPOSE: Evaluation of the performance of two rapid (15’) antigen detection tests (RAT), BinaxNOW Influenza A&B and Coris Influ-A&B Respi-Strip for the detection of A(H1N1)v2009. STUDY DESIGN: Between July 2009 and November 2009, 4105 respiratory specimens from patients with influenza-like illness attending seven public hospitals in Brussels were prospectively examined by two immunochromatographic RAT, followed by viral culture and/or specific real-time RT-PCR. RESULTS: Samples consisted predominantly of nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA-41%), nasopharyngeal (NPS-37%) and throat swabs (TS-14%)….