Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Testing

Rapid diagnostic tests for influenza can help in the diagnosis and management of patients who present with signs and symptoms compatible with influenza. In general, rapid diagnostic testing for influenza should be done when the results will affect clinical decision making including treatment and infection control. Understanding some basic considerations can minimize being misled by false-positive or false-negative results. For more information see links below:

  • Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Influenza
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information for health care professionals on influenza rapid diagnostic tests. Attention: Non-MDH link.

Updated Friday, September 09, 2011 at 01:38PM