Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Influenza viruse is negative-sense, single-stranded RNA (ssR- NA) virus and divided into four different types.
Among the four subtypes of Influenza virus, Influenza A and B types are the both common causes of acute respiratory illnesses.
Symptoms of influenza are not specific and may include sudden cough, fever, weakness and sore throat which may last 2-3 weeks. Diagnostic tests available for detection of influenza viruses in respiratory specimens.
The Infuenza A/B Test is a rapid, immunochroma- tographic assay for the qualitative detection of Influenza A/B antigens in nasopharyngeal swab, throat swab or nasal aspirate specimens.
• Able to detect most common types of Influenza virus
• Differential detection of A and B types with 3 lines.