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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA (360Dx) – When it comes to diagnosing viral infections, correctly identifying influenza in a patient can be harder than it sounds. Even as point-of-care diagnostics become more sophisticated, doctors still sometimes rely on methods that made their way to the clinic in the 1990s because they're faster than other tests. But these rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) have been proven in recent years to have faults of their own.

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Oct
09
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As cases of COVID-19 continued to grow this spring and summer in the US, so too did the number of Emergency Use Authorizations from the FDA for clinical diagnostic tests aimed at detecting current and past infections.