Prospective evaluation of Coris Influ-A&B Respi-Strip and of BinaxNOW Influenza A&B assay against viral culture and real-time PCR assay for detection of 2009 pandemic influenza A/H1N1v in Belgian patients33848

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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%)….

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