TABLE 5.

Performance characteristics of Directigen FluA+B after analysis of discrepant specimens by RT-PCRa

Directigen FluA+B resultResolved influenza virus type A and B results
Influenza virus type A positiveInfluenza virus type B positiveNegativeTotal
Influenza virus type A positive240125
Influenza virus type B positive028735
Influenza virus negative14185190
Total2532193250
  • a Resolved positive specimens were taken to be any culture positive or immunofluorescent antigen detection positive or Directigen FluA+B positive results confirmed by RT-PCR.