Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 29th, 2011
"Many hospitalized adults had H1N1 pneumonia diagnosed by laboratory or clinical criteria. However, the laboratory diagnosis of H1N1 was problematic. The rapid influenza (QuickVue A/B [Quidel, San Diego, CA]) test frequently showed false-negative results. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), the definitive test for H1N1, was...
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