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Around-the-clock, rapid diagnosis of influenza by means of membrane chromatography antigen testing confirmed by polymerase chain reaction
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2008 (English)In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, ISSN 0899-823X, Vol. 29, no 2, 177-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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One rapid membrane chromatography test and 2 immunofluorescence tests were compared with polymerase chain reaction as tools for the diagnosis of influenza in 277 patients treated in an emergency department. The sensitivity on days 1-3 of symptoms was 71% for the rapid membrane chromatography test, 70% for the first immunofluorescence test, and 79% for the second immunofluorescence test. Rapid tests are useful for round-the-clock identification of influenza, with follow-up polymerase chain reaction used for confirmation.

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2008. Vol. 29, no 2, 177-9 p.
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Adult, Aged, Aged; 80 and over, Antigens; Viral/*analysis, Chromatography/*instrumentation, Female, Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Humans, Immunoenzyme Techniques/instrumentation/*methods, Influenza; Human/*diagnosis/therapy, Male, Middle Aged, Nasal Mucosa/virology, Orthomyxoviridae/*isolation & purification, Pharynx/virology, Polymerase Chain Reaction/*methods
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17459DOI: 10.1086/526446ISI: 000252175000014PubMedID: 18171307OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-17459DiVA: diva2:45230
Available from: 2008-06-24 Created: 2008-06-24 Last updated: 2009-11-13Bibliographically approved

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