Evaluation of the Xpert Flu Rapid PCR assay in high-risk emergency department patients

Andrea F. Dugas, Alexandra Valsamakis, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Michael Forman, Justin Hardick, Pranav Kidambi, Sharmeen Amin, Alisha Gupta, Richard E. Rothman

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Abstract

We prospectively evaluated the performance of Cepheid's GeneXpert Xpert Flu assay in a target population of 281 adults presenting to the emergency department with an acute respiratory illness who met Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria for recommended antiviral treatment. Compared with the Prodesse ProFlu+ assay, Xpert Flu had an overall sensitivity of 95.3% and specificity of 99.2%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4353-4355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume52
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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