Cat.No.: FLU 497
One-Step Influenza A and B (FLU A&B) Test Kit is a rapid and convenient immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of Influenza Type A and B nucleoproteins antigens from nasal swab or nasopharyngeal swab obtained from patient with signs and symptoms of respiratory infection. The device is designed to aid in the rapid differential diagnosis of influenza A and B viral infection.
This assay provides only a preliminary result. The test is not intended to detect influenza C antigens. Negative results should be confirmed by viral culture; they do not preclude influenza virus infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or other management decisions. The test is intended for professional and laboratory use.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION:
Influenza is a highly contagious acute viral infection of the respiratory tract. It is a communicable disease easily transmitted from person to person through aerosol droplets excreted when sneezing and coughing. Common symptoms include high fever, chills, headache, cough, sore throat and malaise. The type A influenza virus is more prevalent and is the primary pathogen associated with serious epidemics. The type B virus causes a disease that is generally not as severe as that caused by the type A virus. Both type A and B viruses can circulate simultaneously, but usually one type is dominant during a given season.
Early differential diagnosis of influenza type A or type B can allow for proper treatment with appropriate antiviral therapy while reducing the incidence of inappropriate treatment with antibiotics. Early diagnosis and treatment is of particular value in a clinical setting where accurate diagnosis can assist the healthcare professional with management of influenza patients who are at risk for complications. Flu A & B is a rapid immunoassay to be used as an aid for the differential diagnosis of influenza type A and type B.
Test Procedure & Result Interpretation:
|Cat.No||Description of Products||Format||Packing Size||Specimen|
|FLU 497||Influenza A&B Antigens Test||Cassette||20T||Nasal Swab|