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FLU A+B Nasal Swab Clinical Study (FLUA+B)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Response Biomedical Corp. Identifier:
First received: March 7, 2008
Last updated: January 8, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
The purpose of this clinical study is to obtain clearance for the nasal swab sample type by demonstrating the performance characteristics of the FLU A+B Test versus standard laboratory culture for Influenza A and B viruses using nasal swab samples.

Condition Intervention
Influenza Other: Non-invasive diagnostic testing

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of the RAMP FLU A+B Test Versus Viral Culture Using Clinical Nasal Swab Samples From Patients With Suspected Influenza Infections

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Further study details as provided by Response Biomedical Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Support the addition of nasal swab sample type to labeling for the FLU A+B Test. The nasal swab sample data will be analyzed for the FLU A+B Test versus standard laboratory culture identification to determine the sensitivity and specificity. [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
any patient exhibiting symptoms of influenza
Other: Non-invasive diagnostic testing
No patient treatment is altered by enrollment in this trial

Detailed Description:

Patients exhibiting symptoms of influenza enrolled in a fashion that confidentiality of all personal health information is maintained.

No patient treatment is affected by enrollment in this trial.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Nasal swab samples will be collected from subjects suspected of having influenza infections and onset has occurred within 3 days of examination. Across the sites these samples will be drawn from an approximately 60% pediatric patients (<21 years), and 40% adult patients (>21 years) and it is expected that the population will be divided approximately equally between males and females.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and Female of all age groups
  • Patients exhibiting influenza symptoms (i.e., fever, body aches, headaches, cough, sore throat, and other respiratory symptoms) at the time of examination
  • Patients must either present with a fever (>100ºF; >37.8ºC) at time of examination or have had a fever (>100ºF; >37.8ºC) or declare at time of the examination that they had a fever within the previous 3 days prior to the examination
  • Must be able to collect sample using the nasal swab sample type

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with no fever at time of examination or within the 3 days prior to examination and/or are currently undergoing treatment (including anti-virals) will be excluded from the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00636662

United States, Illinois
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States
United States, Missouri
Washington University / St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
United States, Texas
Dell Children's Hospital
Austin, Texas, United States
Canada, Ontario
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
Response Biomedical Corp.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bryon Grove - Clinical Support Associate, Response Biomedical Identifier: NCT00636662     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSP012
Study First Received: March 7, 2008
Last Updated: January 8, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017