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Consistency of Influenza A Virus Detection Test Results across Respiratory Specimen Collection Methods Using Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR

Sarah Spencer, Manjusha Gaglani, Allison Naleway, Sue Reynolds, Sarah Ball, Sam Bozeman, Emily Henkle, Jennifer Meece, Mary Vandermause, Lydia Clipper, and Mark Thompson


July 18, 2014
This prospective cohort study compares the performance of nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and nasal swabs for the detection of influenza virus using real-time reverse transcription-PCR assay. Joint consideration of results from oropharyngeal and nasal swabs was as effective as consideration of results from nasopharyngeal swabs alone, as measured by sensitivity and noninferiority analysis.