The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for Roche's RealTime ready Influenza A/H1N1 Detection Set for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.

The Roche kit, which detects RNA from the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A virus, is used in conjunction with the RealTime ready RNA Virus Master kit, also provided by Roche. The assay is carried out on the Roche MagNA Pure LC platform for nucleic acid isolation and the LightCycler 2.0 system for real-time PCR.

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