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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Apr;81(4):256-8. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.01.008. Epub 2015 Jan 24.

Prospective and retrospective evaluation of the Cepheid Xpert® Flu/RSV XC assay for rapid detection of influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus.

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Aix Marseille Université, IRD French Institute of Research for Development, EHESP French School of Public Health, EPV UMR_D 190 "Emergence des Pathologies Virales", & IHU Méditerranée Infection, APHM Public Hospitals of Marseille 13385, Marseille, France. Electronic address: salez.umr190@yahoo.fr.
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Aix Marseille Université, IRD French Institute of Research for Development, EHESP French School of Public Health, EPV UMR_D 190 "Emergence des Pathologies Virales", & IHU Méditerranée Infection, APHM Public Hospitals of Marseille 13385, Marseille, France.

Abstract

A total of 281 clinical specimens (nasal swabs and nasopharyngeal aspirates) were tested with the Xpert® Flu/RSV XC. The results were compared to those obtained with the real-time retro transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction assays routinely used in our laboratory. The Xpert® Flu/RSV XC showed sensitivity/specificity of 97.8%/100% and 97.9%/100% for flu and respiratory syncytial virus, respectively.

KEYWORDS:

Diagnosis; Flu; Point-of-care; RT-PCR; Rapid Influenza Detection Test; Real-time PCR; Syncytial respiratory virus

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