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Xpert® Xpress Flu/RSV

Accurate and reliable detection of Flu A, Flu B or RSV in as soon as 20 minutes*

Xpert<sup>®</sup> Xpress Flu/RSV

The Need

  • In patients of all ages, influenza and RSV often present with similar clinical symptoms, making it difficult to differentiate between the two infections1
  • Sensitivities of Rapid EIA Flu tests range from 50-70%2
  • Sensitivities of Rapid Antigen RSV tests average 29% in adults3
  • Both Rapid EIA and Antigen manufacturers suggest confirming negative results with RT-PCR or culture2
  • Rapid RSV tests may have age limitations4

(1) Falsey AR, Walsh EE. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Adults. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2000 Jul; 13.
(2) CDC. Guidance for Clinicians on the Use of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests. Accessed Sep 2016.
(3) Chartrand C, et al. Diagnostic Accuracy of Rapid Antigen Detection Tests for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Dec;53(12):3738-49.
(4) BD Veritor™ System – For Rapid Detection of Flu A+B. Package Insert. DB. Dublin, Ireland. 2014.

The Solution

  • Accurate and reliable detection of Flu A, Flu B and RSV in as soon as 20 minutes*
  • Enables healthcare providers to quickly deliver targeted therapies
  • Steamlines laboratory operations
  • Improves patient satisfaction

* For positive Flu only or RSV only. Reporting negatives and combined reporting in 30 minutes.

The Impact

Single-test confidence will accelerate your laboratory’s workflow with on-demand, random-access flexibility. Combine performance with the capability to run other Xpert® tests (including GBS, MRSA, C. difficile, CT/NG, and MTB/RIF) on Cepheid’s GeneXpert® System to achieve proven productivity increases in overall laboratory service.5-9

Be Proactive

  • Achieve rapid results and improve patient management
  • Early assay termination option: deliver positive results in as soon as 20 minutes* and negative results in 30 minutes
  • Quickly deliver targeted therapies and increase peace of mind for patients

* For positive Flu only or RSV only. Reporting negatives and combined reporting in 30 minutes.

(5) Morgan MG. The Perfect Storm. Cepheid Impact. 2012 Jun;2:4-7.
(6) Parada JP. Increase Revenue and Improve Patient Safety. Cepheid Impact. 2012 Jun;2:8-11.
(7) El Helali N. Less Uncertainty - Better Safety - More Healthy Newborns. Cepheid Impact. 2012 Jul;3:4-7.
(8) Haynes L. The C. difficile Challenge. Cepheid Impact. 2012 Jul;3:10-15.
(9) Parada JP. Improving Patient Safety. Cepheid Impact. 2012 Oct;4:8-11.

Ordering Info

Xpert® Xpress Flu/RSV

Number of Tests: 10

Catalog #: XPRSFLU/RSV-10

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