SD Bioline Influenza Ag and H1N1 virus fact sheet

WHO: Swine flu cases worldwide near 20,000

AP – Thursday, June 4

The World Health Organization says the number of swine flu cases worldwide has reached 19,273 after the United States reported over 1,000 new infections.

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What is H1N1 (swine flu)?

H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.


What is the SD Bioline Influenza Ag?

It is a one-step differential diagnosis by detecting Influenza virus type A and type B antigens directly from human nasal swab, throat swab, nasopharyngeal swab, nasal aspirate, and nasopharyngeal aspirate.

Which antigen can be detected?

  • Influenza type A A(H1N1), A(H3N2)
  • There are 16 different hemagglutinin subtypes(H1~H16) and 9 different neuraminidase subtypes(N1~N9).

* SD BIOLONE Influenza Ag can detect all subtypes

  • Influenza type B

            - Percent Accuracy
            - Sensitivity 91.8%
            - Specificity 98.9%

Type of Specimen

  • Nasal swab
  • Throat swab
  • Nasopharyngeal swab
  • Nasal aspirate
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate
  • Run time for test result interpretation
  • 10~15 minutes
  • Materials Required but Not Provided
  • Latex gloves
  • Timer

In a rapid antigen tests assessment and comparative report, SD Bioline Influenza Ag has been rated as the #1 test in Asia, and #2 globally.

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