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J Clin Virol. 2004 Oct;31(2):113-5.

Comparison of Binax NOW and Directigen for rapid detection of influenza A and B.

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Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA. marie.landry@yale.edu

Abstract

Directigen Flu A + B and Binax NOW Flu A and Flu B tests detected 33 (55.9%) and 31 (52.5%) of 59 influenza-positive samples, respectively. In children under 2 years of age, sensitivity increased to 75% for both tests. Three samples tested falsely-positive for influenza B using Binax NOW.

PMID:
15364266
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcv.2004.04.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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