IFV (Influenza A virus)
Rapid CDIATM IFV kits are intended for the detection of influenza by detecting influenza nucleoprotein.
Influenza A virus is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses and includes only one species, which cause influenza in birds and some mammals. Influenza A viruses are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Strains of all subtypes of influenza A virus have been isolated from wild birds, although disease is uncommon. Some isolates of influenza A virus cause severe disease both in domestic poultry and, rarely, in humans. Influenza A virus nucleoprotein (NP) forms homo-oligomers and multiple copies of NP wrap around genomic RNA, along with a trimeric polymerase making up ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex. NP is an antigenic target recognized by the immune system.