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

Heather Stevenson-Lerner, Michael J. Loeffelholz

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3729-3731
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume48
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

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H1N1 Subtype Influenza A Virus
Pandemics
Orthomyxoviridae
Human Influenza
Reverse Transcription
Antigens
Polymerase Chain Reaction

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Poor positive accuracy of QuickVue rapid antigen tests during the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic. / Stevenson-Lerner, Heather; Loeffelholz, Michael J.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 48, No. 10, 10.2010, p. 3729-3731.

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