|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).|
|Description||The Rapid Swine Flu test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of type A Influenza antigens in human nasopharyngeal specimens (swab, nasopharyngeal wash and aspirate) and in pig specimens (nasal, lung tissue or feces), to aid in the diagnosis of swine flu infection in|
|Source||Human and pig nasopharyngeal samples and pig stool and lung-tissue samples|
|Components||1. Card tests contained plastic pipettes 2. Instructions for use 3. Testing tubes or vials 4. Diluent B (REAG) 5. Tissue/stool collection vial with buffer 6. Sterile swabs 7. Certificate of package control|
|Storage||Store at 15-25°C, DO NOT FREEZE or use beyond the expiration date. The shelf life is 22 months.|
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