Performance of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests During Two School Outbreaks of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection -- Connecticut, 2009

Sabetta, J. R.; Smardin, J.; Burns, L.; Barry, K.; Baisley, C.; Mahoney, T.; Travers, D.; Brennan, T.; Fontana, J.; Rabatsky-Ehr, T.; Cartter, M. L.
September 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/25/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 37, p1029
The article reports on the performance of rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT) in detecting pandemic influenza A (H1N1). Results of RIDT were compared with influenza virus detection by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR). It notes that two different schools were tested showing approximately same percentage results.


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