AltoStar® Influenza Screen & Type RT-PCR Kit 1.5 launched
The newly launched AltoStar® Influenza Screen & Type RT-PCR Kit 1.5 enables the fast and reliable detection and differentiation of the currently known subtypes and strains of globally spread influenza viruses. The CE-IVD marked assay is designed for use with the AltoStar® Automation System AM16 which offers enhanced flexibility and versatility in sample-to-PCR management.
Every year, autumn marks the beginning of major flu activity. At the same time, COVID-19 prevails, the number of cases is on the rise again in many countries. Influenza and COVID-19 symptoms are very similar to a large extent, and affected risk groups also overlap widely. In daily practice, the differential diagnostic of acute respiratory diseases plays an important role. Here, virus detection by real-time PCR technology is the gold standard.