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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Feb;75(2):222-4. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.10.004. Epub 2012 Nov 7.

Use of two rapid influenza diagnostic tests, QuickNavi-Flu and QuickVue Influenza A+B, for rapid detection of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 viruses in Japanese pediatric outpatients over two consecutive seasons.

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  • 1Hara Pediatric Clinic, Kaita-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima, Japan.


A prospective study of outpatient children conducted during 2 consecutive seasons (2009 and 2011) of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus determined the sensitivity of a chromatographic immunoassay test; real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction was the standard, and the test was 87.2% (117 patients in 2009) and 97.4% (114 patients in 2011) sensitive.

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