Tests for doctors & laboratories
PreventID® Influenza A plus B
Grippaler Infekt oder doch die echte Grippe?
- Einfache Handhabung, schnelles Ergebnis, hohe Spezifität
- Rasche Testung vor Therapiebeginn
- In der Praxis, beim Hausbesuch, in Krankenhäusern oder in Pflegeeinrichtungen direkt durchführbar
Frequently asked questions
How does PreventID® Influenza A plus B work?
PreventID® Influenza A plus B is a is a qualitative immunochemical rapid test which detects influenza A and B virus antigens quickly and safely in nose and throat swabs. The test can detect different influenza A subtypes, including H3N2 and H1N1.
Whom was this test developed for?
PreventID® Influenza A plus B tests may only be conducted by health professionals. It is suitable for determining the presence of influenza A and B virus antigens in nose and throat swabs quickly and safely. The test can be performed at the doctor’s office, at the hospital, during home visits or at other care facilities, without great technical effort.
How long does the test take?
About 12 minutes overall: 2 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes for the actual test.
How accurate is the test?
In order to determine the relative clinical sensitivity and specificity, PreventID® Influenza A plus B was compared to RT-PCR. The relative RT-PCR sensitivity/specificity of PreventID® Influenza A plus B was 84.4% / 94.7% for type A strains, and 84.3% / 95.5% for type B strains. Furthermore, the test was compared to virus cultures (n=300): PreventID® Influenza A plus B achieved a sensitivity of 76% (114/150) and a specificity of 92% (238/150).