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:
- CDC: Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Influenza
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information for health care professionals on influenza rapid diagnostic tests.
- CDC: Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Influenza: Information for Clinical Laboratory Directors
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information for clinical laboratory directors on influenza rapid diagnostic tests, including accuracy and considerations.