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Testing
Testing for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Because RSV can cause clinical symptoms similar to other respiratory viral infections, it can be difficult to diagnose RSV on symptoms alone. Early detection is important because tests results can aid in clinical diagnosis and help clinicians make appropriate decisions about patient management and treatment.

Rapid RSV tests
Rapid antigen tests quickly detect RSV antigens in human nasopharyngeal swabs, nasopharyngeal aspirates, nasal washes, and nasal swabs.

Advantages of the Meridian TRU RSV® test

TRU RSV® is unique among other rapid RSV tests. It is the only RSV rapid diagnostic test that:

  • Uses pooled monoclonal antibodies that detect two RSV proteins, which may help detect more true positive samples
  • Is cleared for use with nasal swab samples

The performance characteristics of TRU RSV® for each sample medium are7:

  • Fresh Wash/Aspirate: sensitivity 88.9%; specificity 81.1%
  • Fresh Swab: sensitivity 92.3%; specificity 93.5%
  • Frozen Wash/Aspirate: sensitivity 89.8%; specificity 92.5%
  • Frozen Swab: sensitivity 71.7%; specificity 96.2%

TRU RSV® is indicated for use with samples from children 5 years of age or younger.

Learn more about treatment for RSV

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