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Infectious Diseases >> Avian Flu

Diagnosis

In February 2006, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved a new, faster test for diagnosing strains of bird flu in people suspected of having the virus. The test is called the Influenza A/H5 (Asian lineage) Virus Real-time RT-PCR Primer and Probe Set. The test gives preliminary results within 4 hours. Older tests required 2 to 3 days.

Also following tests could be done:

Other tests may be done to look at the functions of your heart, kidneys, and liver.

 
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