CDC Researchers Find Low Sensitivity for Rapid Flu Tests, Urge Use of rRT-PCR | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The sensitivity of rapid influenza diagnostic tests for detecting the new H1N1 influenza A ("swine flu") and other flu viruses drops off in patient samples containing lower viral titer, according to this week's issue of the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention publication Morbidity and Mortality Week Report.

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