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Flu Virus Transmission and Mutation: What does it mean to clinicians and patients?

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu (H1N1) pandemic. CDC statistics from the 1918 pandemic show that approximately 500 million people worldwide were infected. That was one-third of [...]

Molecular Lateral Flow Diagnostics- A New Era for Point-of-Care Testing

May 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re like many physicians and Point of Care (POC) laboratories, you may be dealing with suboptimal performance from some of your current diagnostic methods. For example, conventional Rapid Influenza Diagnostics Tests (RIDTs) vary in terms of sensitivity and specificity whenRapid Influenza Diagnostics Tests (RIDTs) vary in terms of sensitivity and specificity when compared with viral culture or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). compared with viral culture or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Product insert information and research publications indicate that in general, RIDTs sensitivities are approximately 50-70%.

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