Evaluation of a multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of influenza and respiratory syncytial viruses

Susanna Esposito, Alessia Scala, Claudia Tagliabue, Alberto Zampiero, Sonia Bianchini, Nicola Principi

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Abstract

Nasopharyngeal swabs from 424 children were used to compare the performances of the new multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) RIDA®GENE Flu & RSV kit and monospecific RT-PCR assays in detecting respiratory syncytial and influenza viruses. The easy-to-use kit was highly sensitive and specific and is recommended for routine practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Influenza
  • PCR
  • Respiratory viruses
  • RSV
  • RT-PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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