Performance evaluation of a rapid molecular diagnostic, MultiCode based, sample-to-answer assay for the simultaneous detection of Influenza A, B and respiratory syncytial viruses
OPEN Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology | 12 Nov 2016
JJ Voermans, S Seven-Deniz, PL Fraaij, AA van der Eijk, MP Koopmans and SD Pas
Clinical signs and symptoms of different airway pathogens are generally indistinguishable, making laboratory tests essential for clinical decisions regarding isolation and antiviral therapy. Immunochromatographic tests (ICT) and direct immunofluorescence assays (DFA) have lower sensitivities and specificities than molecular assays, but have the advantage of quick turnaround times and ease-of-use.
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