This assay is only available as part of a panel and cannot be ordered individually.
Influenza A - H1N1-09 viruses are medically important pathogens that cause significant mortality and morbidity throughout the world. The emergence of the 2009 H1N1 virus has led to increased vigilance in monitoring these flu infections. Utilizing molecular testing to diagnose 2009 H1N1 influenza A infections has been demonstrated to improve the outcomes of patients at highest risk for complications. Specifically, PCR-based assays have been proven to be the most sensitive tools for detection and identification.