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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The first performance comparison of point-of-care influenza A/B tests from Roche and Alere has shown lower-than-expected sensitivity for the Alere flu A target in a recent study.  

While both the Roche Cobas Liat and Alere i point-of-care platforms have been previously evaluated relative to other testing platforms, they had never been directly compared. The study also found the Roche Liat test required fewer steps and less operator time.

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