Influenza

Use of Influenza Rapid Diagnostic Tests

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Authors:
WHO on behalf of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases

Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241599283

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Overview

This user’s guide provides general information on RIDTs and possible applications according to the availability of local epidemiology and influenza laboratory services. In particular, it highlights the limitations of these tests. The aim of this document is to ensure appropriate use and interpretation of the results of RIDTs combined with guidance on good quality planning prior to test deployment so that case management and disease control efforts are optimized.