Your lab needs a quality, reliable rapid influenza diagnostic test. RIDTs will identify the presence of influenza A and B antigens in respiratory specimens quickly, displaying the results simply.
Benefits of Flu Kits
Influenza tests can help diagnose the flu to help make treatment decisions. This kind of test can also be used to help document the presence of influenza in the community and determine whether an outbreak is occurring. These tests can also help identify the type or strain of influenza that is occurring.
Testing helps healthcare practitioners minimize the spread of the flu and quickly prescribe antiviral drugs to treat influenza and stop its spread.
The CDC recommends testing for patients who are already in the hospital with flu-like symptoms and for those with high-risk conditions, who are suspected of having the flu. Testing can help look for new strains of viruses and prepare vaccinations.
There are a number of RIDTs commercially available to you, but which one is best for your lab?
Quidel Flu Kits
Quidel makes one of the top-selling flu kits. They provide your labs with results you can trust, a platform built for your lab. Quidel’s Solana Influenza A+B Assay offers you a scalable and flexible solution for influenza testing. It delivers accurate results quickly. In fact, you’ll see results in 45 minutes.
The benchtop instrument is just 9.4″ x 9.4″ x 5.9″, so it won’t take up much space in your lab.
With Quidel, you can batch up to 12 tests per run, which means less testing time for your staff. The tests are easy to use and affordable.
Plus, the performance of their tests is unmatched; they provide results you can trust.
BinaxNOW Flu Kits
BinaxNOW Influenza tests are another top seller. With BinaxNOW, the results are clear and easy to read. The main difference between BinaxNOW and Quidel is testing time. With BinaxNOW, you’ll see results in just 15 minutes.
Plus, there’s just one step with BinaxNOW, rather than three with the Quidel tests, meaning less time in the lab.
No matter which kit you choose, your lab will see results quickly and easily. The Quidel and the BinaxNOW kits are top of the line, offering your lab quality and results you can depend on.