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Table 2 Clinical sensitivity and specificity, predictive values of BD Veritor System for Flu AB test

From: Analytical performance of the BD veritor™ system for rapid detection of influenza virus A and B in a primary healthcare setting

  RT-PCR
Flu rapid test Clinical sensitivity (%) Clinical specificity (%) Positive predictive value (%) Negative predictive value (%)
Influenza (A + B) in the whole study population 78 (95/122) 93 (108/116) 92 (96/104) 81 (108/134)
Influenza (A + B) in children (age < 19 years) 76 (28/37) 94 (33/35) 97 (29/31) 80 (33/41)
Influenza (A + B) in adults (age = or >19 years) 79 (67/85) 93 (75/81) 92 (67/73) 81 (75/93)
Influenza A in the whole study population (n = 55) 82 (45/55) 97 (177/183) 88 (45/51) 95 (177/187)
Influenza A in children (age < 19 years) 87 (14/16) 96 (54/56) 87 (14/16) 96 (54/56)
Influenza A in adult (= or >19 years) 79 (31/39) 97 (123/127) 89 (31/35) 94 (123/131)
Influenza B in the whole study population 74 (50/68) 99 (168/170) 96 (50/52) 90 (168/186)
Influenza B in children (age < 19 years) 67 (14/21) 100 (51/51) 100 (14/14) 88 (51/58)
Influenza B in adults (age = or >19 years) 77 (36/47) 97 (117/119) 95 (36/38) 91 (117/128)