Diagnostic Tests for Influenza
Infographic Dec 10, 2018
A century has passed since the 1918 global flu pandemic, aka the ‘Spanish flu’.
Back in the early 1900s, the virus was a relatively novel concept. Since then, our understanding of viruses has come a long way, as have our diagnostics tools, and control and preventative strategies.
Download this infographic to learn about:
- Reasons for testing for influenza
- Pros and cons of different analytical methods
- Factors to consider when interpreting results
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