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Tests to detect flu go next level


 Research has found a new rapid flu test could improve outcomes for Shoalhaven and Illawarra patients and hospitals. 

The test allows 70 percent of patients to receive their results before they leave the emergency department.

That's compared to two percent of those using conventional testing.

Macquarie University research fellow Nasir Wade [wah-dee] says the test could be a game changer:" This new test is very sensitive, very effective and with very high sensitivity and specifity and it delivered test results in just over two hours."

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