New publication on Orion GenRead upcoming test for detection of influenza A and B viruses
A new publication on Orion GenRead upcoming test for detection of influenza A and B viruses in a single reaction tube with SIBA technology is now available. This novel isothermal nucleic acid amplification method enables detection of influenza A and B viruses in human respiratory specimens with high level of sensitivity and specificity. The method correlated well with reference methods and in addition detected influenza viruses faster, just within 20 minutes, compared to the other methods. The test can be run using battery-operated, portable device and therefore has potential applications in both field and near-patient settings. Shorter turnaround time enable quick diagnosis, which is important not only for managing the infection but also for minimizing the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics.
Link to the publication: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0732889318301196?_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_origin=gateway&_docanchor=&md5=b8429449ccfc9c30159a5f9aeaa92ffb