The S-OIV virus responsible for a recent outbreak affecting dozens of countries is a subtype of Influenza virus Type A.
While state and county public health guidelines initially required private clinical laboratories to provide positive Influenza virus type A positive specimens to public health authorities for confirmatory testing and diagnosis of novel H1N1 virus infection, some state and county public health authorities now only require confirmatory testing for specimens from certain high risk patients or under certain circumstances.
With the availability of the Focus Diagnostics Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) RNA Real-Time RT-PCR Test, physicians will be able to submit patient specimens that are found to be positive for Influenza virus type A through testing performed by a Quest Diagnostics' regional laboratory or other private clinical laboratory to Focus Diagnostics' reference laboratory for novel H1N1 laboratory testing.
conditional approval for United States marketing and distribution of its Avian Influenza Virus Type A Antigen Test Kit that provides fast and highly sensitive detection of the virus, including subtype H5N1.
poultry industry as a significant tool for the active surveillance and rapid detection of Avian Influenza Virus Type A in infected flocks," said Paul Hays, Synbiotics' chief executive officer.