|Background||Although a wide variety of viral agents are capable of causing lower respiratory tract infections in children and adults, Influenza A & B; respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); parainfluenza viruses 1, 2, and 3; and Adenovirus are the most common. Of these, Influenza A & B and RSV are the most important causes of medically attended acute respiratory illness. In addition to sharing a similar seasonal prevalence, it is important to remain cognizant that Influenza A & B and RSV share overlapping clinical features and infection potential for certain high-risk patient groups (e.g., extremes of age, underlying cardiopulmonary disease and immunosuppression). Symptoms of respiratory illness caused by adenovirus infection range from the common cold syndrome to pneumonia, croup, and bronchitis.|
|Description||The Rapid Influenza A+B is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Influenza type A (including subtypes A/H1N1, A/H3N2, A/H5N1) and type B antigens in human nasopharyngeal specimens to aid in the diagnosis of Influenza infection.|
|Source||Human nasopharyngeal specimens|
|Components||1. Rapid Influenza A+B Card tests (Plastic pipettes included) 2. Instructions for use 3. Diluent (Sample diluent) 4. Swabs 5. Testing tubes or vials 6. Influenza A+B Control swabs|
|Storage||Store at 15-25°C, DO NOT FREEZE or use beyond the expiration date. The shelf life is 21 months.|
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