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Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2010 Dec;28(10):698-700. doi: 10.1016/j.eimc.2010.02.018. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

[Rapid influenza diagnostic tests for detection of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus in children].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre, Madrid, España. danielblazquez@hotmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Accuracy of rapid BD Directigen(®) EZ Flu A+B diagnostic test against Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in children.

METHODS:

A descriptive retrospective study was performed. One hundred and forty children underwent the rapid influenza test and the RT-PCR against Influenza A (H1N1) Virus.

RESULTS:

The sensitivity was 70.4% (95% CI: 58.9-79.7), specificity 100 % (95% CI: 94.7-100), NPV 76.6% (95% CI: 66.9-84,2) and PPV 100% (95% CI: 92.8-100).

CONCLUSION:

This test showed high sensitivity and specificity, very similar to the seasonal influenza, in children.

PMID:
20579777
DOI:
10.1016/j.eimc.2010.02.018
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