A new rapid test specific for A H1N1 is now available.
Based on antibodies against 2 surfaces proteins of the human H1N1 subtype this test is able to confirm the presence of the virus on naso pharingeal swab samples.
The test is available only on OEM basis for large customers and is given with technical file for local certification and registation.
The new A H1N1 test is manufactured in USA by a ISO 13485 certified company and is already in use in several countries.
As the virus can mutate, it is suggested that each country is tested to confirm the detection of any subtype.
The test cross reacts only with virus H3N2