Influenza A/B Rapid Test Device

(Nasal/NP Swap and Nasal Washes/Aspirate)

Important Information

Influenza virus can be distinguished into influenza virus A, B and C on the basis of antigenic differences between their nucleoprotein and matrix proteins. Type A influenza viruses are typically more prevalent than type B viruses and are associated with most serious influenza epidemics, while type B influenza infections are usually milder.

Who is most at risk?

  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • Children younger than 5 years
  • People older than 65 years
  • People with chronic medical conditions such as HIV/Aids, asthma, heart and lung disease and diabetes.
  • People with increased risk of influenza, which include health care workers.