|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 RSV test is one step coloured chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of RSV antigens in human nasopharyngeal specimens (swab, nasopharyngeal wash and aspirate) to aid in the diagnosis of RSV infection. Only for laboratory use.|
|Source||Human nasopharyngeal specimens|
|Components||1. Card tests (Plastic pipettes included) 2. Diluent (sample Diluent) 3. Swabs 4. Testing tubes or vials 5. Instructions for use 6. RSV positive control Swabs|
|Storage||Store at 15-25°C, DO NOT FREEZE or use beyond the expiration date. The shelf life is 20 months.|
For Research Use Only.