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Around-the-Clock, Rapid Diagnosis of Influenza by Means of Membrane Chromatography Antigen Testing Confirmed by Polymerase Chain Reaction *

Nilsson, Anna LU ; Alemo, Birgitta; Björkman, Per LU ; Dillner, Lena LU ; Melhus, Åsa LU ; Nilsson, Berit and Widell, Anders LU (2008) In Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 29(2). p.177-179
Abstract
One rapid membrane chromatography test and 2 immunofluorescence tests were compared with polymerase chain reaction as tools for the diagnosis of influenza in 277 patients treated in an emergency department. The sensitivity on days 1-3 of symptoms was 71% for the rapid membrane chromatography test, 70% for the first immunofluorescence test, and 79% for the second immunofluorescence test. Rapid tests are useful for round-the-clock identification of influenza, with follow-up polymerase chain reaction used for confirmation.
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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29
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2
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177 - 179
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University of Chicago Press
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  • PMID:18171307
  • WOS:000252175000014
  • Scopus:39449120800
ISSN
0899-823X
DOI
10.1086/526446
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English
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yes
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18171307?dopt=Abstract
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  author       = {Nilsson, Anna and Alemo, Birgitta and Björkman, Per and Dillner, Lena and Melhus, Åsa and Nilsson, Berit and Widell, Anders},
  issn         = {0899-823X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {177--179},
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  series       = {Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology},
  title        = {Around-the-Clock, Rapid Diagnosis of Influenza by Means of Membrane Chromatography Antigen Testing Confirmed by Polymerase Chain Reaction *},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/526446},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2008},
}