Rapid test for the identification
of Influenza A & B antigens
from nasopharyngeal samples
Results in 8 minutes
- High performance *
• Specificity : Influenza A 95 % - Influenza B 98 %
• Sensitivity : Influenza A 87 % - Influenza B 93 %
* compared to RT-PCR (refer to instructions for use for more information).
- Identification of Influenza type A and type B
Easy handling from nasal swabs, throat swabs or nasal aspirate samples
Influenza (commonly known as ‘flu’) is a highly contagious, acute viral infection of the respiratory tract. It is a communicable
disease easily transmitted through the coughing and sneezing of aerosolized droplets containing live virus. Influenza
outbreaks occur each year during the fall and winter months. Type A viruses are typically more prevalent than type B
viruses and are associated with most serious influenza epidemics, while type B infections are usually milder.
INFLUENZATOP® BSS is a rapid immunochromatographic test for for the qualitative detection of Influenza type A and
type B antigens in human nasal swab, throat swab or nasal aspirate samples.