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J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Oct;48(10):3729-31. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01562-10. Epub 2010 Aug 18.

Poor positive accuracy of QuickVue rapid antigen tests during the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0740, USA.

Abstract

We assessed the accuracy of positive QuickVue rapid influenza virus antigen test results. Using reverse transcription (RT)-PCR as the gold standard, 17 (37.8%) of 45 QuickVue-positive specimens were determined to be false positives. We report an unexpectedly high rate of false-positive QuickVue results during a period of high influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus prevalence.

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PMC2953107
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10.1128/JCM.01562-10
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