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Biology Presentation-1 - Got Swine? Effectiveness of the...

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Got Swine? Effectiveness of the RIDT method of testing for H1N1
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Problem: How accurate are tests for H1N1? H1N1 is becoming increasingly wide spread It is highly contagious, and can be fatal if  not detected. 
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Approach RIDT: Rapid Influenza Detection Test students from 2  schools were tested using  the rRT-PCR test. The same students were retested using the  RIDT test.  The results of both tests were compared to  test the accuracy of the RIDT test.  Note: The author of this paper assumed that the rRT-PCR results are 100%  accurate. 
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What is RIDT? Rapid Influenza Detection Test Antigen Detection tests that detect influenza  viral nucleoprotein antigen Takes 30 minutes or less Detect or distinguish between influenza A  and B Low to moderate sensitivity compared rRT- PCR
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What is rRT-PCR? Real time Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase 
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