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

Heather L. Stevenson, 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 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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